The Holy Spirit through Christians is causing all kinds of disruption in Ephesus. Not to fear, however, because the same Holy Spirit who is turning people away from idolatry is protecting them from the consequences of their defection. The same Paul, whose long winded preaching inadvertently caused young Eutychus to fall asleep and fall to his death, was also enabled by the Holy Spirit to raise him from the dead.
So it is with believers today. We will see trouble, not in spite of our faith, but precisely because of our faith. Yet the same Holy Spirit who forces us to be different will also be present among us to help solve the problems we face.
LORD, thank you for the things we suffer for your sake, and the way you are with us through the sufferings.