Do you ever feel “the darkness” trying to drag you back?

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.” -Hebrews 10:36-39

There is a dark destruction that yearns to swallow the children of God.  It follows close behind, nipping at our heels and calling to our minds, “Turn back!  The Way is hard.  The road is long.  The cause is hopeless and you are not qualified for it, anyway.

Oh my friend, do not listen to it!

Those who listen to the darkness will be consumed by it.  Those who shrink back from the call of Christ will find themselves sucked in to the darkness because of their unbelief.

The Way of Jesus is forward, always forward.

We must trust Him not only with our minds and not only with our hearts, but with our steps.  When we do this, we are assured a great salvation that will make every step of hardship seem like nothing in comparison.

Walk on.

Hold fast.

Stay strong.

Don’t look or shrink back, and watch as God does wonders in your life for His glory and your joy.

Remember, the wondrous life is not found along the path of the past, but on the road ahead.