Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 NKJV
The character quality of endurance is a worthwhile trait to acquire. It will help you over the hard spots in your life, like the little train engine who made it over the mountain pass because he repeated, “I think I can, I think I can”. But the bigger importance is making sure he was on the right track. Many people spend tons of emotional and physical energy pursuing life projects to find in the end, an empty pursuit.
The core nugget of the pursuit of our faith rests on what God has promised to be true of Himself and what He has revealed as true for us. God said our sins are forgiven and He adopts us into His family. Jesus said that He is preparing a place for us in heaven. Jesus endured for the prize set before Him. God places His love and peace within our hearts and minds now.
Hope has to find solid truths in which to anchor during the storms. Confession means to be in the same agreement with, or speaking the same thing. During the moments when life goes sideways, it is important to say the right things. What are the right things? What God has said and revealed about Himself.
For example, even when nothing in your surroundings gives a hint that God is in control, we remember that Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. He is bigger than the problems facing our country, pandemic, broken relationships, loss of job and income, things “not” going back to normal, and the struggle to move forward as a church. We speak God’s truth about His sovereignty over all things and place our hope in that promise. God is orchestrating all things to His glory.
Make sure you are anchored to the right promise and then hold on without wavering. Hebrews 11 is a chapter of the great biblical men and women who held on to God’s promises without seeing their final fulfillment. God’s comment about them reveals that they received their reward for endurance in faith and hope in the right promise.
Endurance and hope in God’s promises is not an easy task, but it’s the only thing in life that satisfies the longings in our heart. King Solomon did everything his heart desired in building things, acquiring money, and having many wives. His end evaluation was that life was meaningless. What was the problem. He missed the heart of worship that his father King David understood. King David had planted his flag in the Shepherd of his soul so that refreshing came from God. King David anchored his life after pursuing the heart of God. God’s response to David was blessing and favor.
Learn God’s promises. Speak God’s promises as true for your life. Place your hope in God’s promises. Endure till the end and receive the fruit of you labor.
Blessings Love y’all