It’s not easy to live by faith. We live in a broken world. The weather doesn’t work right. Our bodies don’t work right. Our relationships don’t work right.
When God kicked Adam out of heaven, He told Adam that life would be hard. And it is. There’s a battle for our lives going on inside of us and outside of us. We battle with our own sinful nature. We also battle against Satan himself, he wants nothing more than to “steal, kill and destroy.”
And sometimes it just gets to us. We just want to give up.
But God!....in Hebrews 11 God urges us to hang on because God hasn’t forgotten us and will fulfill His promises one day. He promises to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). He promises to take away our tears (Revelation 7). And He gives us multiple other promises throughout His Word.
Hebrews 11 mentions many biblical heroes who demonstrated faith in God’s promise, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Gideon, Samson and others. Though they endured many difficulties, they kept going in their spiritual journeys.
Then Hebrews 11:39-40 says, “All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.”
My Challenge for us today is to let go and let God......Don't ever give up because He never gives up on us!
In His Grip
Pastor Matt Meadows