27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. - John 10:27-28
When we have an eternal perspective, we know God wins in the end. Scripture tells us over and over that Jesus Christ is and will be victorious. We can bank our life on that truth. Jesus is going to win. And holding on to that knowledge can help us get through the darkest valleys.
When we think about times of trial in our lives, if we really pinpoint what’s most difficult about the trial, it’s the not knowing. The biggest reason why we fear, doubt, despair, and falter is that we don’t know how it’s all going to end. We imagine the worst, and fear grabs hold of our hearts and takes us on a ride. Every one of us lives with the uncertainty of life, every one of us have deep rooted fears that live on the edge of our thinking and never really go away.
If we just knew how it was all going to end, we could deal with it. If we knew it would end well, we could bear the waiting. Even if we knew it would not end well, we could prepare ourselves for the worst. It's the not knowing that drives our fear. It's the uncertainty the pushes us to the limit.
But we do know, and we must continue to remind ourselves of this truth through all the heartache this world will throw at us. We know who wins in the end. There is no uncertainty about that truth - Jesus, our Mighty Warrior, who stands in the battle with us, is always victorious in the end.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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