Hope Happens in Him

Revelation 13 speaks of a time that I pray I will never see with my own eyes.  However, despite the destruction and deplorable times that are yet to come, there is great hope and encouragement for all who believe in Him.

In Revelation 13:10, there is reference back to the exhortation given in Hebrews 6:12 – “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”

Though the things of this world can be dark and dismal, we must remember that this is not our home.  Our time here is finite, whereas our ultimate destination is eternal.  What we do with this life matters, as it determines our location for the next.  We must be intentional and diligent in our walk with Him, as He alone provides the patience and faith necessary to navigate a life lived in the grip of His grace.

There are days that I would prefer to sleep or run off rather than press on, yet I have found that He is always faithful to His promise to be present when I press past all that hinders me, and seek only Him.  I need His sustenance to be my strength.

Our eternal inheritance is well worth the temporary discomforts dispensed by the sinful state of humanity in our fallen world.

He forgives, forgets, and grants a fresh start to all who ask.  His mercies are made new every morning!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You, we have nothing to fear, despite the destruction all around us.  Please grant us the grace and tenacity to move mightily in purpose and in truth.  Teach us to trust You always.  May Your love be lavished on others as we are obedient to do all that You are asking.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

12 Comments

  1. Romans 5:5 NKJV

    Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

    Last month I did an article based on this verse. So glad my hope rests in Him!!

  2. A wonderful encouragement, Shannon. I especially appreciated how you connected this life with the next. How we live now is very relevant to how we will live then.

  3. “Life lived in the grip of His grace”–Shannon, you have such a gift for phrasing! This provides a wonderful visual for me, very affirming and full of encouragement and assurance. Thanks much! God bless you–love, sis Caddo

    • Dear Caddo,
      You truly have the gift of encouragement! You always have a kind and encouraging word to continue to lift up your brothers and sisters as we all seek to serve Him. Thank you for being such a blessing to so many of us!
      ❤ Shannon

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