Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hold On

So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. ~Hebrews 4:9-10

There are certain times of the year where particular verses mean more. For me, it's after all of the freshness of a new school year has wore off. It's when every reason you had at the beginning for thinking this might be easy is gone. 

But whoever said we wanted what was easy? Whoever said that our goals should be handed to us on a silver platter? It wasn't me. I don't use phrases like that, except when asking questions not really meant to be answered.

Does all this sound a bit dark and brooding? I know, that's not really my style. Forgive me, I just watched The Dark Knight movies again recently. You can read my latest book review to see what made me do that. 

But Hebrews 4 does bring me a promise I hold to closely. Because life isn't always easy. But when you're part of a team that doesn't belong to this world.... part of a team that has enemies who run rampant in this world... part of a team that doesn't believe this world is the end game, then you are bound to have troubles. 

But let's be clear about something. You are a people of God. Your identity is secure. Therefore, there is a special rest still waiting for you. 

Hold on!

The road may seem long. Your strength may feel nonexistent. But hold on. For when the job is done, you will hear the words, coming from the lips of our Heavenly Father, saying well done. Then you may enter that rest, long prepared for you. 

Then you can rest assures in a job well done....the job God gave you. 

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