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Today’s #BattleDrill devotional: Do you feel at the end of your rope as you read or listen to this? We may be suffering or feeling disappointed, but we are not at the end of our hope! God still reigns. #salvationarmy #basingstoke #devotional

Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-18.

Lockdown has driven many people to their end of their rope. Many people have died, and we are beset by grief and mourning. This time around, perhaps more than last, more of us know people who have died or been very ill from COVID-19. Families are juggling work, rest, play and home-schooling. Some are worried about their finances and job security. Many continue to live in fear of this virus as it mutates and spreads.

This world may seem fragile and teetering on the edge. Our own bodies are subject to sin and suffering. But God never abandons us. We need never lose hope. Christ has won the victory over death and we can have eternal life. In his power, we can overcome anything!

Paul faced opposition, slander and disappointment in his ministry. By human standards, he wasn’t very successful in his lifetime. But he refused to let his suffering stop him from doing what God had called him to do. He didn’t understand it all, but he didn’t give in to despair.

Because he relied on God’s strength and refused to lose hope, God worked through him in a mighty way and used him to impact countless lives for Christ. We’re still reading and learning from his words today!

Whatever threatens to rob you of victory today, remember no one can destroy what God has accomplished, and continues to accomplish through you. Be encouraged!

Think about the following:
oAre you more concerned about your physical wellbeing or your spiritual wellbeing?

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.