quite content with my weaknesses and insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.” You may or may not see why, but you can be sure that God will use it for his good.

II. The second way that Jesus reassured his disciples was his promise that it wouldn’t last forever. He said, “I’m going away, but I’ll be back to get you.” The fact is that God promises that whatever trials you have to go through, they won’t last forever. We have a saying, “All good things must come to an end.” But the Christian perspective should be, “All bad things must come to an end.”

Jesus knew that his disciples couldn’t survive the turmoil that was ahead forever, but he was able to promise them that there may be storm clouds ahead, but there will be sunshine on the other side.

Psalm 30:5b, “Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes with the morning.

And you may feel tonight like your circumstances will never change. You may feel like you’ve entered the never-ending-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death. In fact, I don’t know your situations, but someone here could very well feel like it’s the end of the world. But Jesus promises you that your trials will not last forever.

1 Corinthians 10:13, “But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.”

And I believe this doesn’t just mean temptation as in temptation to sin. I believe that this pertains to every kind of the trial the enemy can put you through. You may not yet see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may not see any hope. But you can trust God’s word when he says that he will show you a way out.

Even on the earth, he will provide a way out for you. But our ultimate release is going to come when he returns to get us like he promised. He’ll take us out of the grip of this world and its troubles forever. And at that time, every unfair trial and circumstance you were put through will be made right.

Job was put through a terrible trial. First, having been rich, he lost all of his possessions. He lost his cattle, his house, and his children. Then Satan cursed him with a terrible sickness. Even his wife advised him to curse God and die. But in that moment, we see the most intense trust of God’s deliverance.

Job 19:25, “"But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. “
Job knew that no matter what he was going through now, he could endure it, because it wouldn’t last forever. As surely as his problem existed, one day his vindicator would stand triumphant.


III. We have what we need.

Jesus further comforted the disciples with his statement, “You know how to get there.” Now the disciples didn’t even think they knew how to get there. They didn’t think they knew the way out of their coming trials. But Christ