“This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward. They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen.”
1 Peter 1:10-12 NLT
Honestly continuing about the ridicule, this is what I struggle with. After the waves come I second guess everything in the moments after and second guess my confidence in the gospel and God. What takes me back is seeing the blessing in my life and the church’s peoples lives and seeing how each person had there own experiences with the gospel and God. Once I look at the world God is forever present in past, present and future. His mark is seen through space and time. Once I gain full confidence in God and my faith I will be firm.