Today’s promise is 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV:
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”
These words to Timothy immediately follow Paul’s call to join him in suffering for the sake of the Gospel. I’ve heard some preach a gospel of “health and wealth,” but Jesus showed us that holiness does not come without suffering. Paul knew this all too well, as did all the apostles. It takes no faith at all to believe in a God who gives you nothing but sunshine and roses. Faith is trusting that Christ has made us over-comers in every trial we face, that as we share in His sufferings, we will also share in His glory as our faith is perfected. The beauty in this is that God set us up for victory even “before the beginning of time.” You can trust in His all-sufficient grace!
Heavenly Father, thank You for ensuring my victory through Your precious Son even before time began. Thank You for loving me so much, knowing I would fall short. Help me surrender to Your sanctification, Lord, in Jesus’ name, that I may become all You created me to be. Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord!