Salvation is Coming!
by Jim Hughes
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those who are afraid, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Is. 35:3-4, NLT)
Salvation is coming! Dear friend, we must never forget this wondrous truth. Life can be very rough at times and the world is not getting any better. It is getting harder and harder to live out a life of faith in peace. Satan is on the prowl and stirring up the world against Christ. Things are moving forward rapidly in preparation for Christ’s coming. Don’t let the state of the world overwhelm you. Salvation is coming!
Don’t look around you and get caught up in how bad things are. Look up, for our redemption draws near. Are you tired of the struggles? Salvation is coming! Is your soul weary? Salvation is coming! Do you feel like you are swimming up a creek without a paddle? Salvation is coming! Are you being harassed because of your faith? Salvation is coming! Does it seem like nothing good is happening in your life? Salvation is coming!
Oh, beloved of the Lord, let this wondrous truth strengthen your soul. You are not forgotten or forsaken. The Lord knows all about your struggles. He knows your weariness. He knows how life saps your strength. He knows how hard it is to live a godly life in an ungodly world. He understands how you feel, and He wants you to know today, “Salvation is coming!”
The Lord is coming to destroy the enemies of your soul. He is going to put an end to the constant battles you fight. He has overcome the world and will save you from your enemies. We don’t know how soon He is coming, but we do know He is. He is going to put an end to the madness. Trust Him. Persevere. It is worth the struggles. We are going to witness the subduing of the world. We are going to see our Lord in all His glory. Salvation is coming!
The Lord may make life easier for you now, or He may not. If He doesn’t, He will give you all you need in order to overcome and be victorious in your struggles. He has not, nor will He ever, leave you alone to fight your battles of life. He loves you and is with you. Call on Him and He will strengthen you and give you an overwhelming peace each step you take in your journey of life. Look up, for your redemption is near. Salvation is coming! Praise the name of the Lord!
About the Author
I am a retired pastor having served the church mainly as a bi-vocational pastor for over 40 years. I have been married for over 40 years and we have two married children and a single son. I have an online ministry, posting daily devotionals and tweeting on faith and marriage. I have authored a series of devotional books covering every book of the Bible and several marriage books.
You can read Jim’s “Sunday Inspiration” column on the 4th Sunday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.