The future belongs to the Lord Jesus and His Church; life is to be lived in His presence now.
Are you afraid you cannot overcome either pressure from others around you or a sin in your life? Return to the descriptions Jesus gave of Himself. Listen to the Spirit’s voice of challenge and words of promise. The Savior, who overcame death itself, leads you to overcome, in His power.
Are you pressured or persecuted for loyalty to Jesus Christ right now? Are you encouraged ‘to know that suffering produces perseverance, character and hope?
God knows what we think in our minds and what we desire in our hearts.
God knows His people perfectly and directs their lives toward love and perseverance in suffering.
Lord, please help me to live in Your presence now!