Christian Living
Faithful Forever
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Nov 14, 2018

December Gift Challenge


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God has been dependable in the past, providing for us in every twist and turn of life. He is trustworthy—and He holds our future in the palm of His hand. 

There are incredible examples of the faithfulness of God in my life and in the life of this ministry. But, I still believe with all my heart that we haven't seen anything yet.

In the life of the Christian, the best is always yet to come.

 

In the life of the Christian, the best is always yet to come. After all, eternity in the new heaven and the new earth awaits us. Just imagine—a restored world, never-ending joy, perfect fellowship with God Himself! As Revelation 21:3-4 promises, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. . . . ‘There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Our Lord is not going to bring us this far just to let us fall. He can be trusted to bring us safely to our eternal home, the place where all our hearts' deepest longings will finally find their satisfaction.

Thus far the Lord has helped us. Say it out loud to yourself right now. Thus far the Lord has been faithful—even dying for us. Therefore, we know that He will bring us through our present trouble to everlasting joy. He will never forget His people. So, my friends, "Be strong and courageous. . . . for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Prayer: Lord, thus far You have helped me. You are faithful, and I know You will bring me through my present trouble to everlasting joy in Your presence. Thank You for making me Your child. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life" (Titus 3:5-7).