Hope within the Storm
Tales like these could make it really feel like a storm is brewing. However Denise Godwin, president of Worldwide Media Ministries, says that whatever the storm, Christians discover their anchor in Christ.
“In times of challenge and storm, we go into a certain mode of preparation and covering our bases…But I look at the contrast of some of the religions of the world where people are seeking certainty or surety through actions. We have the amazing certainty in Jesus Christ,” Godwin says.
“No matter what happens to us, He is with us. He is walking with us through every storm.”
Godwin says many components of the world wouldn’t have this certainty. When a storm comes, it will possibly go away behind horrific penalties. Christians face these penalties, however they aren’t left with out hope.
“We know that our soul is fine. It’s in the right place, we’ve got Christ with us, and we will survive the storms. Even as Paul said, ‘to die is gain, I’ll be with Christ’. There’s this certainty that other religions don’t have, no matter what the physical circumstances are,” Godwin explains.
Prayers Throughout Trials
Worldwide Media Ministries goes by a manufacturing storm of its personal in the meanwhile. At present, the ministry is making ready for filming in October. Nonetheless, Godwin says they’re nonetheless making an attempt to get the areas and funding collectively for manufacturing. The ministry can be seeing particular assaults on colleagues and their circumstances. Nonetheless, the ministry perseveres and depends on its basis in Christ.
“We know that God’s power is going to overcome the challenges that we’re facing. We’re going to shoot a story this fall of Cyprian who was a martyr. In the end, the Church faced immense persecution in two different waves during his lifetime. And yet, the Church stood strong, and some people are in heaven before the story is even over,” Godwin says.
These early Christians, regardless of their circumstances, knew that Christ is worthy of following, whatever the storm. However because the Church, we have to pray for one another, uphold each other, and encourage each other in Christ. Will you pray?
Pray for the safety and encouragement of these impacted by storms, whether or not they’re precise hurricanes or the upheaval of on a regular basis life.
Pray for alternatives for Christ to come across the folks in storms, for them to return to a brand new hope in Christ, and for Christ’s love and reality to carry a brand new perspective on life and eternity.
Lastly, please pray for individuals who are persecuted for his or her religion. Pray for his or her perseverance, their witness, and their power to endure and proceed sharing the excellent news of Christ.
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