I pray for those who are struggling today. May you experience God’s peace in the midst of any disturbance. May He fill you with His hope, and reassure you of His love. In the midst of your suffering, remember that God is establishing His perseverance within you. Your character is changing, so that others can see Jesus when they see you. So, may you remain certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns (Philippians 1:6).
Do you remember this old hymn?
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand. (by Edward Mote, 1797-1874)
Be blessed as God works in your life today. He desires your greatest good. The glory in Christ Jesus that awaits you will outshine any present suffering. Look to Jesus, as the author and perfecter of your faith, to lead you forward and to call you home. Amen.