Don't Be Afraid
In the last chapter Paul ever wrote, he said, “The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:18). Paul was beheaded under the persecution of Nero. Skeptics mock and say, “Well, Paul, I guess your God didn’t deliver you from every evil deed because Nero took your head off!” But the truth is God did deliver Paul when he drew his last breath and his witness completed, the Lord brought him home with a hearty, “Well done, good and faithful servant … enter into the joy of your Master” (Matthew 25:23). Listen, regardless of what we may face in this life, we don't need to be afraid. God has promised to deliver us. Don’t panic! Instead, choose to praise Him. As you do, you’ll find Real Hope.