Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings. (Heb. 10:22)

We created a dust storm as we hurtled down the bumpy, rut-filled road toward our destination. “Are you sure this is the right road?” someone asked. “No,” replied the driver, “I think it’s a short cut.” Some of us in the mini-van were more concerned about our wellbeing than the swiftness of our arrival. The driver’s response did not give us the assurance we anticipated.

We live in a world filled with uncertainty and insecurity. The world gets more complex; we find it harder to keep up. We feel like a speck in the big picture.

The good news is that God chose to become the same kind of a speck that we are. It is through the life of Christ and, then, through his followers that we understand the importance of each of us in the eyes of God. We become colleagues in the reshaping and rebirth of all that exists.

In those dust storms when we are assaulted by disease, victimized by evil, or crushed by what happens to those we love, God provides an anchor of confidence and hope in the midst of pain and sorrow because God is genuinely concerned for his people. God wants his children to know the gift of “the full assurance that faith brings.” It is a precious gift, a source of deep peace and consolation. God wants you to receive it.

Rest in the assurances of God’s love for your journey today.

Drexel Rankin is a retired ordained minister who has served full time in Indiana, Alabama, and Kentucky. He and his wife, Patty, currently live in Louisville, Kentucky.

© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.