This is our prayer and declaration: we won’t draw back; we won’t turn away from God; that will be to our huge horrible disadvantage; perish the thought. We will persevere; we will endure to the end; we will enjoy the fullness of our salvation. God isn’t pleased with anyone who turns away; it’s our pleasure to please Him. He Himself promised not to leave us or forsake us. He is with us and will be with us throughout eternity.
We can count on His Word. No matter what the situation is, God doesn’t ever cower away. He doesn’t ever retreat. He fights our battles with us; many times, He even fights our battles for us. He climbs the mountains with us; He walks through the fire with us; He faces our challenges with us; goes through storms with us. He never took us this far just to leave us alone. He never taught us to fly just to let us fall. He’s with us for the long haul.
Yes, we face hardships, discouragements, and terrifying threats, but we hold on. All these trials are momentary and the rewards are unimaginable. God knows how to give good gifts to His children. He’s aware—He pays attention to everything we’re going through. There are temptations to give up, but we patiently wait. Our precious Lord Jesus is coming for sure, and He’s coming very soon. When He does, oh what a glorious day of rejoicing that will be. It will be worth it all-infinitely way more.