“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”Psalm 23:4
Cuba is one of my favorite places in the world. Its people are genuine, amicable, loving, and hard working. Nevertheless, according to Voice of the Martyrs, Cuba is on the list of countries where Christians are persecuted. Therefore, Christians in this beautiful island must be cautious when it comes to sharing the good news of Jesus.
However, when I was there for my last mission trip, I saw the God-given courage and the passion Cuban Christians demonstrated when they would share the gospel with people in the community. Even though persecution was eminent, they did not fear because their trust is in the Way, the Truth, and the Life: Christ Jesus.
There are many dark valleys in our lives, yet most of us in North America have never experienced persecution due to our faith. Jesus’ command is for us: “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). Have courage. Let your faith be greater than your fear as you live to glorify God and to make His name known to others today—in your neighborhood or around the world.
This month’s Anchor Devotional written by: Anonymous
This month’s writer has chosen to remain unnamed because of the sensitive nature of missions he has done in the past and may continue in the future. An elder and pastor in training, he is a recent graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri and has been active in mission work as well as engaging churches to consider the mission field. He and his wife live in South Florida with their three young children where they cherish time together for playing and having fun.
Proverbs 3:5 tells you to “trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Give even your deepest fears over to Him.