So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. ... Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. [Hebrews 10:35,36 NLT]
Whenever I hear the word 'trust' I remember that I am only trusting God when I am not in control. So, in light of these verses, I am thinking about my need to be confident in those times that life seems so out of control. In truth, such times are opportunities to become more confident in God.
So what should we have confidence in as we patiently endure? As Paul writes to the Romans, we should be confident that God is working in dark times. He is causing things that seem to be out of control to work for our good. And he is causing them to grow us into the image of Jesus.
And as we become more like Jesus we find ourselves doing God's will in the same way that he walked in God's will. We grow in love and compassion. We find ourselves confidently trusting God in the storms of life. And in our darkest days we endure with a confident trust and patience.
Our hope is in you Lord. Build our confidence in you as we trust you in hard times.
... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.