There are many things we can count on in the Christian life. We can count on the reality that with our increased proclamation of Christ there will be increased persecution of Christians. The testimony of the Bible foreshadows continued opposition against those who proclaim that Jesus is the only way to salvation. We can also trust that God's plan to proclaim the words of life to the nations cannot and will not be overthrown. From the beginning of the Christian church in the book of Acts, there has been difficulty and heartache, but God has proved himself powerful to carry out his plan!