(Proverbs 23:18 KJV) For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
There are times when we feel like all is lost. It can be as final as a death in the family. It can be as key as an election defeat. It can be as childish as having liver for dinner. Despair sits on the sidelines begging to enter the game. We have a choice and we face it regularly. We can have an assurance. God promises a “surely” (3588/518) in our lives and it involves the certainty of an “end” (future NASB) (319). This can be as simple as a reminder that “this too shall pass” or it can be as exciting as the promise of the resurrection and eternal life.
We have the choice. We can accept or reject. I face that today. Maybe you do. I have a situation that keeps popping into my mind and tries to steal my joy. I can either focus on it or focus on the promises of God.
So? I know which I am going with, how about you. Grab the promise and get on with life. It comes with a side order of joy.