AUGUST 21 WE HAVE WITHIN US THE SPIRIT OF OPTIMISM

…And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world….

MATTHEW 28:20

As earnest Christian believers, we must face today as children of tomorrow. We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come! The political, social and economic convulsions of our day only confirm the long-range wisdom of Jesus Christ and prove the authenticity of the prophetic Word. Christians who may live even in the worst of times will still know within themselves a spirit of optimism. They are on the winning side and they cannot lose!

The promise of the Lord Jesus, “Lo, I am with you!” makes ultimate defeat impossible.

To any man or woman, pure in heart, nothing really bad can happen. They may die, but what is death to a Christian?

Not death, but sin, should be our great fear. Without doubt the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Sooner or later that will come.

But what of it?

Do not we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness?

Let us beware allowing our spiritual comforts to rise and fall with world news or the changing world situations. We who lean upon Jesus and trust in the watchful love of a heavenly Father are not dependent upon these things for our peace.

For children of the new creation, the darker the night the brighter faith shines and the sooner comes the morning![1]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Smith, G. B. (2015). Evenings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

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