When facing persecution, if possible, seek help from those around you. In the book of Esther, we read that Esther did not use her own strength to defend her people against the persecution plot of Haman. Instead, she boldly sought the protection of her husband, King Xerxes. Even the apostle Paul sought help — from Caesar himself — when he was falsely arrested in Jerusalem. If you are being treated unjustly because of your faith, ask God to give you guidance and help you to identify a higher authority from whom you can seek help. But even if you must face the attack without human help, you will still have God fighting on your side.

You are never alone. God will always remain faithful to you, no matter what you face. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

Is there a lie in your life that needs to be challenged? Maybe it is a slander against your character, or perhaps it is a wrong judgment against your faith. Spend time in prayer today seeking God’s discernment in how to handle persecution in your life. Pray for His strength in speaking the Truth boldly. Ask Him to identify any potential allies that you can go to for help. “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Prayer: God, help me to know who might be able to help me when I am facing a time of persecution. I thank You that even if there is no one, I know that You will be with me. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him” (Psalm 91:15).

Originally posted at Leading the Way.

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