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Stand Firm

Our world is unstable. The news recounts devastating earthquakes, political unrest, and deadly diseases. We feel afraid. We worry. We don’t know what tomorrow might bring.

Maybe you’ve worried over such things. How can we stand firm in an unstable world? By knowing how the story ends. When we know how the story ends (our story!), then we can stand firm amid the ups and downs of life.

Imagine you wanted to watch the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings. But you weren’t able to watch the game. So, you recorded the game. However, before you watch the recording, you hear that the Packers won in the last minute of the game!

Being a die-hard Packer fan, you decide to still watch the game anyway. How does knowing the end change your experience? Will you worry, if the Vikings intercept a pass? Probably not. Why? Because you know, in the end, the Packers will win!

  If we know how our story ends, then we can stand firm amid the hardships of life. If you have trusted in Jesus alone for salvation, then you know the ending. Jesus WINS! One day Jesus WILL return. When Jesus returns, he will transform your lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself (Phil 3:28). Therefore, you can stand firm (Phil 4:1).

Jesus will not simply transform your body, but he will even renew the entire world. Jesus will make every sad thing untrue. Matthew 19:28, “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.’”

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