Hebrews 3:14 “We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
There are times in life when you will feel exhausted and overcome with your circumstances. God beckons us to come to Him for strength during these times. One thing that has been a great blessing to me and has helped me to hold firmly to my confidence in God’s provision has been daily devotional guides. I have lots of them and keep them strategically placed all over the house. I don’t read every one every day, but when I feel like I need a pick-me-up, I can grab the nearest one. It is amazing how God always seems to place in my hands and heart the exact words I need to keep me going.
Today I am going to share one I read recently. It is taken from Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman. I hope that it will be an encouragement in a day when you feel overwhelmed with your circumstances.
Often the last step is the winning step. In Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress the greatest number of dangers were lurking in the area closest to the gates of the Celestial City. It was in that region the Doubting Castle stood. And it was there the enchanted ground lured the tired traveler to fatal slumber. It is when heaven’s heights are in full view that the gates of hell are the most persistent and full of deadly peril. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Gal 6:9) “Run in such a way as to get the prize.” (1 Cor. 9:24)
Keep holding firmly to your confidence in Christ. He will never fail!