By Kyle Patterson
We all have a number of challenges in life. Trials and tests are a part of life, they are what form us, mold us, and shape us into the character of God. They are the things that create great testimonies that inspire others and glorify God. They point us to our true source of joy, help, and strength in Christ.
“So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things: ‘The four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth. But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.’ Daniel 7:16-18
This passage in Daniel reminds us that no matter what you and I face on the earth, we have an eternal hope in Christ that can not be taken away and will endure forever. We will overcome, if we hold on to the hope we have in Christ.
Applying this truth to your life, no matter how hard it gets, or what obstacles you face, we have an eternal hope that gives us the strength and courage to keep going. In the end, we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
So no matter what you’re facing or what obstacle seems insurmountable, we eventually win. Why? Daniel tells us we inherit the kingdom and possess it forever and ever. This is because of Christ’s finished, completed work on the cross for us. His sacrifice conquered death, hell, and the grave and if we believe him we enter into the eternal inheritance of God's people. Because of his finished work, he did for us what we could never do for ourselves. He made the way possible for us to be reconciled to the Father, righteous i his sight and holy before a perfect God.
As Hebrews encourages us, let this hope serve as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.
Because Christ endured the deepest suffering for you and I, we too can endure and overcome through his incredible sacrifice and live for eternity in his kingdom with him.
So lean into his power, his strength, and his presence today. Start with praise, ask for his strength and trust his leading by the Spirit of God to make up for your weakness.