AN IRONCLAD PROMISE
As we wait in faith for him to act, we are to trust that he hears the cry of our heart: "My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord . . . that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful" (James 5:10-11). God is greatly moved by our tears and our groaning. He hears our weeping.
Jesus has given us an ironclad promise for these last days.
Christ left us a glorious promise to see us through the dark days the world is facing right now. He says to all who pick up their cross and follow him: "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test them who dwell on the earth" (Revelation 3:10).
Jesus is saying, in essence, "You stayed true when you were tested by the world. You joyfully waited for me to work things out. Now, while there is confusion all around and the world is being tested, I will keep you from it. You have already proven you'll trust me, come what may!"
The shining witnesses for Christ in these last days are going to be a humble people who have proven him faithful. Not only do they proclaim, "God has everything under control," but they have actually let him have control of their lives. And everyone around them has seen it! The beauty of their testimony will draw many to the Lord. And their testimony is this: "He will not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord" (Psalm 112:7). Amen!