“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” Revelation 7:9 (NIV)
No one wants troubles in their life or tribulation on earth, but these things motivate sinful men to seek the Savior. Regardless of nationality when the pressures of debt or the stress of work or the draining emotional impact of conflict in a relationship becomes burdensome, we usually realize that there is truly no one coming to our rescue except the Lord Jesus Christ.
It’s easy to live without a care for our future when we’re living without a worry in the world, until the uncertainty of our tomorrow forces us to turn toward God. However, the experience of hardship and the exercise of faith makes the hope of Christ’s return more blessed.
Let’s pray today that we may see every difficulty as a call to turn to Jesus Christ for help and hope.