We are in a difficult season. There is much we don’t know, but we know things may get bad. After a little over a week of isolation, we are already tired of it. We recognize it’s going to be hard. It’s going to take endurance to get through.
Yesterday, I spoke to our Cedarville family — scattered all over the country now — from Hebrews 12:1-2, where we’re commanded to run the race with endurance, looking to Jesus.
But how do we do this? How do we not despair when things get tough? This passage shows us three ways:
- Follow the example of the “cloud of witnesses” – the Old Testament saints who trusted God during difficult circumstances and were blessed. He was faithful to them, just as He’ll be faithful to us. That’s why we don’t have to worry.
- Let go of the things that hold us back. It’s time to examine our lives for things that distract us.
- Look to Jesus. Our money, our talents, our political leaders are not our hope. Jesus is the only one who holds our future.
As we walk through challenging days ahead, may we run the race with endurance, looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. God is faithful. You can trust Him.
Watch as we discover how to endure during difficult times.