If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
if we endure,
we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
he will also disown us;
if we are faithless,
he will remain faithful,
for he cannot disown himself. II Timothy 2:11-13 (NIV)
JW's thoughts: It's not always easy to accept what life has dealt or what people have done to injure our souls. And God is not always easy to understand in those times, but we remember faith through hope. Many verses have held me on my feet in difficult times, but this one is most dear from Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)
It may be difficult to consider hope and believe in something we cannot see. But it is that kind of faith that strengthens our persistence to believe and our perseverance to live on. Hope means everything in the darkened hours of life.
We are on our way in the New Year. I for one am holding onto my hope in God by faithfulness. I will follow Him because He remains faithful.