Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
How do we do it? (See yesterday) How do we graciously accept our place in life, which may even include such things as being slave to a less than compassionate master? And the answer is found here. Be strong in the Lord, out on the armor of God. Satan has his schemes, his limited control of the kingdom of earth. For it is not these unjust rulers or masters that we stand against, but the spiritual forces of evil. Hold to the truth. Act righteously, even when others don't. Walk in the way of the gospel, which is to live in peace and not fear. Hold on to your faith, which will protect you from the weapons of evil. The helmet of salvation protects you, even in death. Yet do not be afraid to take the offensive using the sword of the Spirit. In other words, do not fear explaining the how and why of your actions. And pray. Pray for yourself, and for those of the faith who fight with you. Pray that they will be strong and faithful, as they proclaim the Gospel.
I think these words may become very timely soon. Time will tell.