How Long O Lord

  • July 15, 2017
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Sometimes in the midst of trials, we cry out, “How long, O Lord?”

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Sometimes in the midst of trials, we cry out, “How long, O Lord?” Well, that question is answered in Matthew chapter 24 where Jesus says, “The one who endures to the end will be saved.” That’s it? Not quite the answer we were looking for. Suffering is a threat to our faith and confidence in God. It’s why endurance is key to our faith. God has promised He will rescue us if we persevere, if we endure to the end. I'll admit, that’s a hard lesson to swallow. But First Peter, chapter 5 says, “After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace… will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” Not the God of some grace, but all grace! So remember suffering is only for a little while. Just 30 seconds in Heaven will more than compensate for every tear you have cried. 

 

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