So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Acts 27:25
When on a path to accomplish something, there are often many different types of difficulties that one may face. Sometimes people are warned that these difficulties will occur, other times they are not warned.
If no warning is given, many people will end up quitting the journey and go another direction. They lose all hope that they can finish the task.
Some will keep going, despite the difficulties, if they had already been warned. They will trust others that they will be able to make it.
As Paul was on a boat headed to Rome, they ran into a bad storm. He had a vision that they would survive it, though everything looked bad. He encouraged the sailors to keep going because he had faith in what God had said.
Throughout the years there have been some people who have said that being a believer is easy. The reality is that as a human being there will be many difficulties in life. As a believer, there are even more difficulties added, because the world is against the true believer of God. Many like to look at the end of the bible and see the promise of heaven and perfect life, but forget that they are still in this world and get discouraged at the challenges bombarding them daily.
The journey through life is very difficult when one has hope in God and knows what the future can hold. It is even more difficult for those who do not have hope in God.
Every believer must keep his eyes upon God and the promises of God. He has promised that anyone who trusts in Him will make it through to the end. They can have courage to keep going through the tough times.
Just like Paul, you probably have some major problems in your life that appear to be setting you back or attempting to stop you. Do not live in fear, give up or get discouraged, God is still with you in the midst of those troubles.
Remember that Jesus saved you and will continue to save you, as long as you put your trust in Him. Have courage that God will bring you through to the end in heaven for eternity with Him.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you not be discouraged when you face troubles; that you will put all your hope in God and His promises; that you will stay on the path God has for you; that you will have courage to keep walking with God; and that God will give you the strength to keep moving forward with Him.