This P2P was written by Pastor Daniel Grant.
Are you feeling blue? Having a hard month, week or WHOLE YEAR? You are not alone!! Paul was writing to encourage young Timothy to stay focused in season and out of season. Paul had been abandoned(v10), forgotten, and even betrayed(v14). Paul was experiencing a lot of the very same emotions that we are right now and he penned this amazing encouragement: 2 Timothy 4:2 “proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.”(NRSV)
Proclaim the message. Let your emotions, your words and especially your actions reinforce the Gospel. Be ready (not get ready), persist in a state of readiness for action. Put love into action. Love your neighbor, love your family, love your enemy!
Convince, rebuke, and encourage and do it all with the patience and longsuffering of the Lord Jesus! Encourage one another, stand strong together and know that you are NOT standing alone! We stand on the bedrock of God’s Holy Word, and its faithful teaching. We stand by the strength and provision of the Holy Spirit!