“Sorrow looks down, Worry looks around, but Faith looks up."
If I were to give you anything to grow on and was limited to but one thing, I would that I
could give you faith. For faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1).
Look up and see what He has for you! Oh, the promises! When the
world seems to be crashing down around you and youre at the end of youre rope, faith says the old is changing to a new tomorrow and turn around for the end of the rope is but its beginning. Faith prepares a
table in the presence of your enemies. I hear the sound of distant steps on the mountain as lovely feet bring good news of happiness. Our God reigns! Can you hear the feet the news?
Valleys are the training ground of faith. . . . In
the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33) Tribulation, the persecution by man, is a condition of the present world for: Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours
also. (John 15:20) Ever since the beginning of the body of Christ, the church has undergone tribulation persecution even as Christ Jesus stated. But remember, you are not meant for wrath, the day of vengeance of God. For that reason Christ Jesus will come and rapture his elect prior to unleashing his wrath upon the Earth (Is. 61:2; 63:1-6; Rev 6:17; 11:18; 14:10, 18-20; 15:1-21; 19:11-21). A great sword is tempered in fire. Its in the fire that faith is developed. God is raising up some Rambos here as the end time rushes in upon us. Gutsy folks who can stand alone or together and can withstand all evil and not fear death unto the glory of God. There’s white robes waiting and a song that only they can sing. Its the martyrs who are given the white robes and its they who Christ Jesus avenges and they who rule with Christ Jesus for a thousand years (Rev 6:9-11; 20:4-6).