Hebrews 10:35-39 – “Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
37 FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY. 38 BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.” NASB
The writer of Hebrews is making an impassioned plea to those of his day and future generations to endure or maintain their commitment to God and confidence in His promises. He reminded them that God had promised to come back and would do just that. He also reminded them that the returning Lord would not respond favorably to those who had “shrunk back” or threw away their confidence. Then he boldly stated, “But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.”
Too many times, I have watched people lose heart and give up. Some of those times it was in the eleventh hour and the victory was just around another bend in the winding road of life, but they were worn out by the assaults of the enemy and threw in the towel.
I have had times in my life when I virtually had to stand alone against the overriding opinion of everyone around me and in those times, I have watched as God demonstrated His sovereignty and performed what many would call A Miracle!
I have watched God move hearts as I stood firm holding on to my confidence in Him and His promises. Slowly others began to catch the wind of inspiration and would declare, “I believe God.” As that happened, we would see the enemy routed and God rise to the occasion and bring us victory.
I have declared for years regarding our individual lives, “The devil cannot win unless we quit.” If you hold on to God and His Promises You Will Be Victorious! That is not a hopeful statement but one that is rooted solidly in the Word of God and His demonstrated history. So, whatever you do – DON’T QUIT! DON’T GIVE UP! DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR CONFIDENCE!
May God be with you as you go through your day!