Dark Clouds Never Last - 2 Timothy 4:2-9

What kind of season are you going through right now? Is it a happy season? Or are you experiencing hard times?

2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Tim 4:2 (KJV)

Timothy's post was the pulpit of his church. From that post, he maintained his leadership, imparted vision, issued rebukes, taught and preached the Word, and brought correction. No one else could stand in that position because God assigned it to him.

Even though times were very tough and he may have been tempted to shun his responsibilities, Paul urged him, "Stay at your post!" Notice that Paul told him that he was to be faithful to his post "in season, out of season."

What kind of season are you going through right now? Is it a happy season? Or are you experiencing hard times? Those happy seasons are such wonderful times, and you should do everything you can to enjoy them. But, are you going to be as faithful and steadfast when you face difficult challenges? Take Paul's words to Timothy, and apply them to yourself. If God called you to that post, it's time for you to dig in, take a firm stand, and resolve that you are going to be faithful whether times are good or bad.

I assure you that the bad times will eventually pass. Dark clouds never last.

Eventually the sun always comes out, and the birds start singing again. Wouldn't it be a pity if you gave up and sacrificed everything you've worked so hard to gain because of a few dark clouds? Jesus is with you, my friend. He will give you all the strength you need to stand tall and to remain faithful. He will do His part, but only you can do your part. What is your part?

Making the choice to stay faithful to your post! He says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

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