Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
God knows what He's doing. He is not surprised, nor is He worried. We need to be faithful and do everything we can to follow Him and share the Gospel with the world, in light of the upcoming challenges and in spite of them. Just think of the reward...our faith will be tried. As frightening as that may be, as much as we don't want it, it can only make us better and glorify God, so let us strive to
"And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:" Dan 2:21
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." Rom 13:1
I believe that God would have us encourage each other to be a brighter light in the increasingly dark world around us! So that we might glorify our Father which is in Heaven! Let's thank God for the challenges that are going to make our lights brighter against the darkness!