God’s life-changing word overflows with his promises of real love, forgiveness, salvation, peace, hope, and joy for everyone who trusts in his Son, Jesus.
These seven passages encourage followers of Christ to endure trials and temptations, remain faithful in all situations, and be confident in our future hope.
Do not envy sinners in your heart.
Instead, continue to fear the LORD.
There is indeed a future,
and your hope will never be cut off.
But that’s not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We’re not ashamed to have this confidence, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
There isn’t any temptation that you have experienced which is unusual for humans. God, who faithfully keeps his promises, will not allow you to be tempted beyond your power to resist. But when you are tempted, he will also give you the ability to endure the temptation as your way of escape.
1 Corinthians 10:13
This is a statement that can be trusted:
If we have died with him, we will live with him.
If we endure, we will rule with him.
If we disown him, he will disown us.
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful
because he cannot be untrue to himself.
2 Timothy 2:11-13
We have been sprinkled with his blood to free us from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with clean water. So we must continue to come to him with a sincere heart and strong faith. We must continue to hold firmly to our declaration of faith. The one who made the promise is faithful.
So don’t lose your confidence. It will bring you a great reward. You need endurance so that after you have done what God wants you to do, you can receive what he has promised.
Hebrews 10:22-23, 35-36
Those who suffer because that is God’s will for them must entrust themselves to a faithful creator and continue to do what is good.
1 Peter 4:19