Matthew 16:18 (KJV) – And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
God’s love can withstand adversity, opposition and persecution making allowance for the manifold wisdom of God to manifest. You can really see how much the love of God is protective if you look at the case of the Church. The church which Jesus commissioned before He finally ascended to Heaven has been in existence as the longest standing institution on earth. Although faced with countless form of opposition, the church of God keeps marching on and the gates of hell has never prevailed against it. Because believers make up the church that solid love of God should surround you like a shield so that in your old age you will say like the psalmist; many times, they have persecuted me from my youth, but they have not prevailed against me.
Father please keep my feet planted in the Church so that I can stand unshaken amid life’s uncertainties in Jesus name.