The saints’ patience is being tried much In this day, the church needs much more patience than 15 to 20 years ago, as we see the enemy making so many in-roads in politics, education and the church itself. Truly, we must be prepared for almost anything and not be surprised about anything that may occur. As Satan continues to appear as an angel of light (2Cor 11:14), we must be aware of what God says in his Word. Yet, Jesus said he would never leave us or forsake us even in this hour. He said in the preceding verse that not one hair would parish (Luke 21:18).
We are free moral agents and can make choices. We can decide if we will walk on with Christ or not, but remember, there are consequences for bad choices. We have to come to the place where we can no longer blame others for our problems, shortcomings, and failures. Yes, others may have played a part in them but it is our choice how we react to them. Christ can help us make the right choice if we will trust in him. Remember what David said in Psalms 119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.