We would all agree life can be difficult. Pressures of daily living can feel overwhelming, relationships can disappoint us, and at times our expectations go unmet. So it’s good to remember an important truth that can sustain us: This life is not all there is; the best is yet to come.
Having the promise of the resurrection gives us the motivation we need to “be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). We know that our efforts are never in vain and our Father has provided everything we need to succeed:
- God’s Word reveals His purpose for all believers and transforms our character, thoughts, and behaviors to align with His desires.
- The Holy Spirit providentially guides us into God’s will and empowers our obedience.
- Spiritual gifts are given by the Holy Spirit and enable us to serve the Lord in the way He’s planned.
- Prayer allows us to communicate with God at any time to receive guidance and grace to help with every need.
These remarkable divine provisions, together with the promise of resurrection and the glories of heaven, give us good reason to persevere and never lose heart.
And that’s the memo.
By Charles Stanley and InTouch Ministries