Is it always easy? Of course not. That’s not what God and Jesus promise us. What they do promise us: They are always with us, helping us. And: All hardships are worth it because we have a glorious goal, eternity with God.

“let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1; NIV)
So do not give up. Yes, you can catch a breath. But don’t give up. If nothing else works, let Jesus carry you.

How and where do we get power so that we can persevere? “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” (Hebrews 12:2; NIV) There lies the ‘secret.’ Make Jesus the center of your thinking. Put Him in the middle of your thoughts, reflections and hopes. What happens then? When Jesus is in the center, all worries, doubts, concerns automatically fade away.

Can we rely on Jesus? Of course! He died for us so we can be free. Do we need more evidence? • Does faith need proof?