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Luke 21:19 By your endurance you will gain your souls.
This really gets the conversation going, and Jesus takes the opportunity to explain that things will definitely get worse before they get better. It is a terrifying prospect, especially since we don’t have to look too deeply past the headlines these days to feel like we’re living the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy. We may even wish there were a pill we could take that would put us to sleep until it’s all over.
Jesus’ word of hope is profoundly welcome. Jesus is saying, Hang in there. I will meet your needs as they arise. Not before they arise, but as they arise. Trust me. Be faithful. Your perseverance will be rewarded. And, believe me, what’s coming is well worth waiting for!
MOVING FORWARD: Give the news a break…don’t turn on your television after you finish your quiet time today.