Have you ever been on a team that has won it all? Winning a championship title is truly a position of glory. Really it is the only position of true glory in sports because you received the highest honor possible! No other team could make that claim.
Now, while we are on the earth, we can get a position of glory if we give our lives to Jesus Christ by receiving Him as Savior and Lord. God restores us when we give our sins to Him. God establishes us when we willingly say, “Here I am Lord...use me.” God strengthens us when we come to Him and ask Him for His care. God supports us when we face our enemies or problems.
Peter tells us here that we will suffer a little, which is a drag...but that’s what is cool about God; He never lies or tells us that life will be smooth sailing. You may suffer through physical problems or mental issues or emotional dark times, but stand firm because true glory is still coming. But when?
True glory comes when we live by faith. Don’t bail out on God when the tough times come. Live by faith. Don’t stop walking with God because you can’t feel Him with you. Live by faith. Don’t stop praying because it doesn’t seem like He’s hearing you. Live by faith. Living by faith will bring true glory...now...and later!
- In the space below, list a few tough things you are currently dealing with.
- Take some time and pray for restoration, establishment, strength, and support during these tough times.
- How does your distance from God feel now? Keep on praying in faith.
- John 16:33
- Hebrews 11
Lord, I want to be a person who lives by faith. Thank You for restoring, establishing, strengthening, and supporting me. I commit this day to You. Amen.