Luke 22:32 says, “But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” Jesus knew that Simon Peter would betray Him and also knew that he would repent. As a born-again Christian, your faith may fail but not fall off. Whatever happens, Jesus knows that you are a stakeholder in the Kingdom; you have a seat and He knows you are coming back to Him. If our faith is being kept up in an hour of temptation, though we may fall – yet we shall not be utterly cast down. This means that your faith may fail, but not totally, not finally.
What is happening to you today as a born-again Christian? Remember that satan’s desire is to attack you. Don’t forget that he begged for permission from God to attack Job. If God allows it, if God is aware, as was the case with Job, you can be attacked but cannot be destroyed. Such attacks should strengthen your desire for God, improve and strengthen your relationship with God, thereby making you stronger. When you are aware of this, you will become a beneficiary of God’s blessings.
Remember, when attack comes, it doesn’t mean you are not a Christian. Don’t misjudge yourself. Don’t let your situation mislead you. Have faith in God because Jesus is aware. He said in John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus is aware!!!
It honours God most if we believe in Him when all senses contradict Him. Say this prayer: Lord Jesus, deliver me from whatever factors, issues that challenge my faith, be it sickness, poverty, hardship, worry, affliction, persecution, or temptation. Amen!