"Do Not Lose Heart..."
“Do Not Lose Heart...”
Paul had a request of the folk in Ephesus and all who would read the letter…
13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
Paul ask them not to lose heart.
Did you note what the issue was?
Paul did not want them to lose heart over the fact that he was suffering for them.
Then Paul describes this as their glory.
Their glory - not losing heart.
Paul was suffering.
Yet, he counted it all joy.
Paul was concerned, not about himself, but that they not lose heart because of his situation.
He was imprisoned for the gospel.
He was retrained.
Lose not heart.
He could not travel.
Trust in the Lord.
We worry and fret over the cares and concerns of the world.
We make decisions outside of the abiding of the Lord then wonder why we suffer.
Trust in Him.
Live in His glory.