Revelation 15-18, today’s portion of scripture in my personal reading plan, continues to cover the calamities yet to come at the end of days. For those who are in Christ, our hope and future are secure; yet those who know Him not, or have turned away from Him – devastation awaits. His grace is greater than all of our sin and failures, and He waits with open arms, for all who choose to call on His Name.
As this particular passage unfolds, it foretells of horrific happenings yet to come. However, in the midst of the devastation and destruction, we are reminded again, of Who will win, and that all who identify with Christ, will also be secure. “They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.” – (Revelation 17:14)
No one ever promised that this life would be an easy one. In fact, Christ assured us that trouble would come. “I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world!” – (John 16:33 NLV) Despite the challenges and heartache, in Him, we have hope and security, knowing with total assurance that He is always with us, and that our future is certain and our space secured in our eternal home with Him. Enduring all things with Him, is well worth our eternal reward. For the day will come, when there is no more suffering, nor pain, nor tears – only light, life, peace, joy, and glorious Presence.
Times of trouble,
do not dismay,
if you love the Son.
For though wars wage,
His peace shall be ours;
if we’re in Him,
He’ll be where we are.
Fear not the day,
when peace is no more;
if found in Him,
our future’s secure.
Take hope, dear friends,
for the Light is here;
let us all draw near.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have overcome all that we are facing, and defeated death, so that we might live eternally with You. Forgive us for our fearfulness, and help us to grow in confidence in Your faithfulness to all who trust in You. Help us to hold fast to our hope in You, and may Your peace be present in us, even when chaos surrounds us. May we love others as You love us, and may many come into a saving relationship with You as we prepare to press into a brand new year. Let Your light shine through us in all that we say and do. May Your majesty be made evident through our every action. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you. 🙂 He is so faithful to provide order to my thoughts as I attempt to write them down. God bless as you enter into this brand new year!
Thank you! Blessings to you as well!