Hang on!

2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

innertubeHas anyone ever said these words to you before? “Hang on!”  You’ve probably heard them as the car goes fast around a corner, the roller coaster is about to start, or you are about to be pulled behind a boat on an innertube .  Yes, you better hang on tight, because things are about to get crazy.  So we hang on.  Our fingers wrap tightly around a handle and our knuckles turn white.  We await impending adrenaline with sheer joy and terror.  No matter what, we will hang on.

Sometimes life in general beckons us to hang on.  We get tired, frazzled, discouraged, and overwhelmed.  Things are thrown our way that are scarier than the wildest roller coaster or bumpier than the most insane innertube ride.  So we must figure out what to do when it all comes our way.  How will we respond? Because it’s not our hands that must take a firm grip, it is our hearts. 

Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians that our hearts need to be directed into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.  If we are going to weather this life, our hearts must hang on to those two things.  Are we securely held by God’s love?  Do we know how deeply He cares for us?  Do we trust that, because of His love, He will carry us through?  He cares for you and he wants you to know the richness of His great love!  And it is that great love the sent Christ to persevere and lay down His life for you.  He hung on that cross and calls out to you to hang on to Him!  He is our rock, our anchor in the storm.  Hang on today, friends!

*What do you need to hang on to God for?

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