“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35
The author of Hebrews just pointed out to the people to remember how they had endured a lot in the early days of their belief in Jesus. They had to go through much persecution, loss of property and prison, yet they had kept the faith. Now some of those people may have been starting to second guess themselves and question their belief. Jesus had still not returned, so maybe what they were believing was wrong.
Although it has been nearly 2,000 years later, people have still not changed. People turn to Jesus and live whole-heartedly for Him for a while. Then challenges start coming. At first they go through them with great faith and no problems.
But the trials keep on coming. After a time they start to question what they believe. They start to question the promises of God. Why are all the trials happening if God is such a loving God?
You may be in this boat right now. If not, there is a great chance it will come at some point.
The writer says that you are to continue on doing what God wants you to do. Don’t stop. You are to hang in there through the tough times. No matter what the problem, trial or challenge you are facing, there will come a day when it will end. It may be in this life or in heaven, but it will end.
In the end, if you hang in there doing God’s will, you will receive all the promises of God. The greatest promise is life for eternity with no sorrow, pain or suffering with Jesus and the Father in heaven! What could be greater than that?
Keep your eyes on the end prize in Jesus. Do not give up. Do not get discouraged. Keep going forward step by step.
An old saying says that a journey of a thousand miles takes place one step at a time. Keep stepping forward doing what God wants you to do and you will finish the journey some day in heaven.
I pray today that God will reveal to you what He wants you to do; that God will give you the strength to do His will; that you will know what God has promised you; and that you will be His witness in this world.