by Robert Walker

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The Triumphant Stance for Stressful Times
Robert Walker
I Peter 1:8

Winston Churchill stood before the Parliament and said, "You ask me our plan when World War II was raging and the United States wasn't involved in the war yet and England was taking a beating and the B2 rockets were literally tearing that country apart. You ask me what is our plan is. It is victory at any cost, victory whatever the price and victory and nothing less than victory.

A week later he stood again and said you have heard that large tract of Europe are falling but we will defend our country regardless of the cost. We will fight on the ocean; on the seas, landing grounds; in the air on the beach in the field and on ships and we will never give up.

And I offer you nothing less than blood and sweat and tears and that message brought England together and stood as one man and their mottos was never give up, never give up, and never give up.

The whole point of knowing Jesus Christ is it doesn't matter what the circumstances are; it doesn't matter what the situation is; it doesn't matter what the headlines are; it doesn't matter what the 6 o'clock new is; it doesn't matter what the crisis all over the world is; it doesn't matter about the energy crisis and the cost of oil; it doesn't matter about the inflation rate; it does matter about pollution; it doesn't matter about wars and rumors of wars.

We know in whom we have believed and we are persuaded that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him against that day.

So in Him we have found a joy that is unspeakable and full of glory.


Peter is writing to the people who were under stress and strain and experiencing troubled times. And that is why he wrote I and II Peter to let them know how they could find their faith in whom they could really trust.

And we hear him say in I Peter 1:5-8 you are shielded by the Power of God and even though you are suffering grief and you have all kinds of trial ...

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