Were you surprised when you became a follower of Christ, and there were times of…
Do not be misled! Until you reach the other side of eternity. The woes of life will knock on the front door of your heart. Threatening to destroy your faith in Christ.
Why does Papa allow you to experience adversity, defeating disappointment, even betrayal?
So you develop indestructible faith.
Faith crucifies the flesh— its passions and appetites and desires. Producing in you the desires and actions that please Papa.
Faith demolishes all the barriers between Papa and you.
Faith infuses you with hope. Hope not birthed from an illusion, a hallucination or impossibility but from truth.
Faith supplies all you will need to live a victorious, blessed life.
Never abandon your relationship with Papa. Even when outward circumstances suggest He is absent, unfaithful or uncaring. Continue to obey His precepts and depend upon His goodness and faithfulness.
By raising Jesus from death He has given us new life, and a hope that lives on. God has something stored up for you in heaven. Where it will never decay or be ruined or disappear.
You have faith in God whose power will protect you until the last day. Then He will save you just as He has always planned to do.
On that day you will be glad. Even if you have to go through many hard trials for a while, your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns.
You have never seen Jesus, and you don’t see Him now. But still you love Him and have faith in Him. No words can tell how glad and happy you are to be saved. That’s why you have faith.
1 Peter 1:3-9
Contemporary English Version