As we move closer to the return of the Lord, we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. As we have rejoiced in good times, we have to ask the Lord to help us to rejoice and endure the challenging times. We’re going to need the perspective of Job:
We’re going to need the tenacity, trust, and unadulterated devotion to the Lord that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego had when they told King Nebuchadnezzar that they would not bow down and worship his gods or the golden image he had created (Daniel 3:16-18).
We need to have the same courage and defiance they had in the face of threats and adversity, knowing that God is walking with us in the fire. And even if He doesn’t bring us out, we will never bow to this world or the enemy of our soul.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are not promised an easy, comfort-filled life. Jesus told us that in this life, we would have trials and tribulation but be of good cheer, He has overcome the world (John 16:33).
So, I want to encourage you today. No matter what you’re going through or how it looks, be of good cheer! The Lord has already won the victory! Keep your trust and hope in the Lord. He will never fail you or let you be brought to shame (Roman’s 10:11). ❤