"This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.”
God is faithful, we can be confident that everything He begins in our lives, He will see us through to the end, if we stay in His will.
"The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands."
"But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west"
"For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you. "
Have you noticed that as we mature in faith, the spiritual battles lengthen and also the duration until receiving the answers to prayers? The author of the Letter to Hebrews, confirms that after we accomplish God's will, we need patience to get what we were promised... Faith requires waiting, determination, patience, firmness and not the least, knowing the truth of the Scripture, the truth about who God is and what His will is.
Hebrews 10: 35-39
"Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul."
Nothing in the surrounding physical world or spiritual world can separate us from the love of Christ. HE DIED IN OUR PLACE! He accepted the taunts, torments and everything we deserved to pay for our sins. Our Jesus, who never sinned! And the prince of this world, Satan, had nothing on Jesus! Because he had never sinned! What love can be greater than this love of God? And this love is for us working in our lives as long as we want it and cherish it. Only we can separate ourselves from this perfect, unlimited love!
Romans 8: 35-39
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
There is huge peace, comfort and relaxation in knowing the truth about God. And when we know and believe wholeheartedly that God is with us in every situation, that His love is for us in every suffering, that it is on for our good in any battle we fight and does not leave nor forsake us, then we can have and enter into the "like Sabbath rest" which is living without worry.
Over all, we can fully know that God loves us and wants us to with Him for eternity.
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you."
No one and nothing can snatch us out of the hand of Jesus nor of the Heavenly Father (John 10:29,30).