“ Therefore don’t be afraid of them for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known. ” Matthew 10: 26.
The words that compel them banish fear backward and forward. Why should they be afraid when they were only suffering what their master Himself had suffered, and when they could look forward to the open publicity of His triumph? We need not be afraid because our life is in the hands of a loving GOD – Psalm 94: 19 “In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul. “ That is the exaltation to joy Jesus is talking about in the book of John 16: 33 ” …In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world. ” Why are you afraid! I am with you up to the end of time.
Sometimes we are afraid that we will make a wrong decision. At the other times, we are afraid of what others will think when we speak up for Jesus. We are afraid of what the future holds for us and our family. We often are afraid of the state of our health. The root of all this is ” the fear of loss “. We naturally believed we are going to lose something because of the prospects of challenges around us. But, we tend to forget in whatever trouble or crisis affect us; our ” Great God ” understands it better than ourselves. He knows what is going on, and He is willing to express His love once more. 2 Corinthians 3: 5 ” not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God. ” Therefore our duty under the sun is to believe. What a relief to know that we can reliable on him when ever we are weak, or when we are at the verge of losing hope – Philippians 4: 13 ” I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. “
In that day, the veil that now conceals ( to try to keep something secret ) the truth shall be drawn away; the unknown sufferers for the truth shall receive the crown of ” martyrdom” ( the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith ), the undetected cowardice ( lack of courage ) that shrinks from confessing it will then be laid bare ( uncovered ).