So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
Dear saints many of you are undergoing reproach. Many might be undergoing things that you did not anticipated in your life. These troubles all happened when you were illuminated by our Lord Jesus. The friends may reproach you; the relatives may shame you; your wife or husband might accuse you, and you feel like you are thrown into a ditch like Joseph when you did nothing wrong. You might feel that life is pushing you into the tomb like Lazarus. You may be thinking that I am trying to please God and why everything is going in the wrong way. But dear saints, do not lose your confidence. The faith that you held fast so far, do not let go of it. For the Lord God says the just shall live by faith and the soul that backs off from it He is not pleased. Lord Jesus will come to your tomb where Satan made you to sleep and call out like how he called out Lazarus. When He comes by, you will rise up in life and in faith you will run. So hold fast your confidence which brings you great reward and God the Father will be pleased by your faith through His Son Jesus Christ.
From the ashes you rise; from the dust you fly; not a as a dust but as a man or woman of God you rise up from the accusation, reproach, slander and all evil thing that fell on you. God who raised up our Lord Jesus from the grave gives you the strength through His Spirit and make you an instrument to fulfill His good and perfect will. He will give you peace in Jesus who works in us to please the Father. Do not fall behind; overcome your hurdles by putting Satan behind you and run the race looking unto the Author and Finisher of Faith our Lord Jesus. Amen