The “great cloud of witnesses” that have gone before us had “an awareness of eternity”. (Hebrews 12:1, Eccl 3:11 CJB)
They trusted God and conquered kingdoms, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, had their weakness turned to strength, and grew mighty in battle.
Others were tortured, beaten to death, mocked, whipped, chained, imprisoned, stoned, and murdered. Some were destitute, persecuted, mistreated, wandering about in deserts and mountains, living in caves.
How did they endure massive losses? How did they overcome great traumas? How did they conquer?
By trusting. By faith.
These amazing men and women of faith trusted God. Their eyes were fixed on eternity. Through all the loss and suffering they never lost sight of GOD. They conquered not by their might, but by His! “This is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.” (Zechariah 4:6, Hebrews 11, CJB)
Daughter, the King has prepared a place for you in His City. Keep your eyes on the King.
You can trust Him!
Copyright 2015, Shari Meisel, Unpublished Work