“And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.” (Hebrews 11:32-34).
To have faith, and remain faithful, takes courage. It takes faith to persevere. Cowardice caves at the first sign of resistance. Fear retreats, and looks to save its own skin.
For many years I have heard unbelievers say that faith in God is a cop out. This is only half right. It is a cop out to SAY you believe, and act like you don’t. Christ said if we would confess Him before men, He would confess us before the Father. But if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us. And why would we be ashamed of the one who gave His life for us, who died and took our punishment for our sins?
Dare to declare your faith in Christ. You will catch a lot of grief from a fearful, unbelieving nation, that is afraid to live life because of its fear of a virus it cannot see, and a future they cannot be sure of. “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6).