Question Answer Series[8]: How to handle when people desert us?


Question: How to handle when people desert us?

Answer: Paul last letter to Timothy, last port he states:  No one stood by me the first time I defended myself; all deserted me. May God not count it against them! But the Lord stayed with me and gave me strength, so that I was able to proclaim the full message for all the Gentiles to hear; and I was rescued from being sentenced to death. And the Lord will rescue me from all evil and take me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.

2 Timothy 4:17, But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

Praise the Lord, today is May 3, I want to meditate on 2 Tim 4:17. Paul final letter and probably this is the last message written in the Bible. In verse 16, Paul says no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. Last days no one stood with Paul, and still, he says I do not hold anything against anyone.

What do we consider a fruitful Christian life, everyone accepting up, being popular, and leading large meetings and churches? Here the greatest apostle is waiting to be beheaded and everyone deserted him, still no bitterness.

The reason he was expecting the Lord to be at his side, Paul knew the Lord was at his side. Paul got strength from the Lord, the steps of Pauls life was ordained by God and though a loner many times, he moved at the words of His master. Are we happy the Lord is at our side? Paul says Lord delivered me from Lion’s mouth

Lord at our side and we fulfilling His instruction are really being fruitful.

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