How much longer can we hold on? I feel like we may be losing our grip as our liberty slowly slips away as each day passes. I’m not crushed or worried because of the hope I have in Jesus. He is our rock and fortress; if God decides to allow the devil to continue with his antics, who are we to tell him what to do? Everything we have was given to us by God; if he decides to allow it to be taken, that’s none of our business. If you haven’t read the book of Job, you need to take some time to read it. God allowed the devil to do what he wanted to Job, but not unto death. He lost everything he had, including his health and his family. In the end, God restored everything he had more abundantly than what had been taken from him because he remained faithful to him. Hold on tightly to Jesus; he is our hope for the future. Be encouraged! If all we have is Jesus, then we have everything we need!
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, Titus 2:11-12
And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. Job 1:21-22