A call to Persevere in Faith
How can one keep hope alive in a situation like Myanmar?
The National Defense Security Council extended the state of emergency for a third consecutive six-month period. Following the extra extension, the military expanded martial law in strongholds of resistance, 37 townships spread across eight states and regions – Sagaing, Chin, Magway, Bago, Mon, Karen, Taninthayi and Kayah. No one can forecast or predict the end of the insurgency within the country.
When our humanly thinking or our pre-existing faith can’t resolve the problem, we believers tend to sit back and leave it to God with pain. Perseverance is defined as ‘’ the quality of continuing to try to achieve a particular aim despite difficulties’’ in the Oxford dictionary. Thus, under our most difficult times, we can still work on to keep our faith alive by continuing to confess and declare the promises.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10: 23 (NIV)