Christianity doesn’t promise the moon and the stars. It doesn’t promise that everything will be perfect. It doesn’t promise that everything will be great.
Paul says today that we will toil, we struggle we work. There are and there will be tough times in our faith and in our lives.
That’s simply reality. It’s what you and I know, it’s what you and I deal with. Being a Christian doesn’t make those tough times disappear.
But you know what? It’s worth it. It’s worth it all. Why?
Listen to what Paul writes in Colossians 1:27-29 today:
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Our hope doesn’t like in jobs or careers or relationships or hobby or reputations or anything upon the earth.
Our hope is in this. Christ, the very Word and Truth of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, lives within. Our hope is not found in anything other than that. That is our rock, our hope, our faith.
That is the greatest thing we can can ever know. That’s the greatest thing we can possess. That’s the greatest thing that our minds, our hearts, our lives can know.
Christ in us, that’s the hope. That’s the rock. That’s the foundation. Christ in you.
That’s what all of life comes down to. As I’ve said before, everything in our lives comes back to our walk with Christ. Everything. Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Today, if you are in Christ, if He is your hope, it’s all worth. Every trouble. Every slight. Every worry. Every defeat. Every pain. Every tear. Every broken heart. Everything.
Christ in you. The hope of glory. That’s what it’s all about.
Today, may we keep that the main thing in our lives. And may we know that it’s all worth it.
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