Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us. Hebrews 12:1
You’re Not Alone
There are times where life seems like a battle. There is a struggle going on that, at times, brings us down. We try to set aside time to pray, but somehow never get to it. We set aside time to read scripture, and something else grabs our attention. Does this sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. It happens to all of us. The devil wants us to think that we are alone in the fight. In the wilderness an animal that is alone is easy prey. He is looking for easy prey.
The Letter to the Hebrews is a sermon of sorts that describes those who are considering leaving the faith. The persecution was hard, and they were seeking an easier way. Likewise, this world is not kind towards Christians. In many places of the world the practice of Christianity is illegal, and yet the faith flourishes in those areas.
We’re in this Together
Today’s verse is one that encourages us to keep going and run this race with endurance. However, it doesn’t tell us to keep going all by ourselves. It makes it clear, that as Christians we are in this together. We are to pray for each other, love each other, and encourage each other. This is one way that we endure the things of this life to grow in our relationship with God. The other things we can do are read scripture, pray, and assist other believers. Lastly, we must examine our lives for sin, and confess those sins. Jesus is awesome and will forgive us for anything we have ever done.
We are never alone and have each member of the body of Christ. We have Jesus who is with us every step of the way and promised to be with us until the end of the age. He never goes back on his promises. He loves you and died for you. You are never alone. Keep running with endurance and remain faithful until the end.
Jesus, there are times that I feel alone in this fight, but I know that is not the case. I thank you for my brothers and sisters in Christ who are there for me fighting beside me. Thank you for always being there and for loving me. Be with me today.