Summary: Let’s not surrender to the trials and tests. We will never see the reward for faithfulness if we cave in to the hard times.
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Pastor James May
DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY!
Hebrews 10:35-39 (quickview) , "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."
Do you really believe that God will do what he has promised?
Do you really believe that God is faithful?
At what point will you give up on God?
When will the troubles and trials of life, the sicknesses, the pain, etc., cause us to give up?
What can Satan bring into you life that will destroy your trust in God’s power to deliver? …to heal?…to save your soul? … to preserve your family?… to supply your every need?
Too many people are throwing away their eternal inheritance because Satan is bringing doubts into their minds concerning God’s ability to fulfill his promises.
The reward of continuing with God far outweighs the alternative that Satan offers yet so many decide that Satan’s reward is greater – because its easier to give up than to keep fighting.
We need patience! What brings that patience? What builds your faith? How is your trust made greater in God? IT ONLY COMES THROUGH THE HARD TIMES AND THE TROUBLES, NO OTHER WAY!
Have you served the Lord and wondered, “Why does this have to happen? Why does that have to happen?”
Sometimes we reap these problems because we sow the seed that makes them come up, but not always. Sometimes they come simply because it’s time for a test of our faith.
You can’t stop those things from coming – they are coming!
It’s not what happens that will matter but how will you react to what happens!
Will you grow through it or turn back?
It’s fine to question, why – but be ready to accept the answer when it comes and you may not always like the answer that God gives but remember, he is sovereign and he knows what’s best even when we are convinced that we know better.