God Is Not Dead

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1 Timothy 6:17; 1 Timothy 4:10
The story is told that Frederick Douglass, the great orator, once said in a mournful speech when things looked dark for his people, “The white man is against us, governments are against us, the spirit of the times is against us. I see no hope for the colored race. I am full of sadness.”
Just then a poor old woman rose in the audi­ence, and said, “Frederick, is God dead?”
Now, many a young believer is discouraged and dis­heartened when he realizes this warfare. He begins to think that God has forsaken him, that Christianity is not all that it professes to be. But he should rather regard it as an encouraging sign. No sooner has a soul escaped from his snare than the great Adversary takes steps to ensnare it again. He puts forth all his powers to recapture his lost prey. The fiercest attacks are made on the strongest forts, and the fiercer the battle the young believer is called on to wage, the surer evi­dence it is of the work of the Holy Spirit in his heart. God will not desert him in his time of need.