Session 16

What you need to know when hope seems lost

From Revelation: A 28-Day Devotional

When life gets crazy, it’s easy to question God. The weight of our pain and disappointment make the enemy’s lies more enticing. Instead of leaning toward God, we turn away from Him. We blame God and are tempted to walk away from our faith. How can we trust that He is in control when we are drowning in failure and defeat?  

In Revelation 11, God sends two witnesses to make an enormous impact on the world. They are given the power to do mighty works and are committed to telling people about Jesus. Despite their dedication and devotion, they are beaten and left for dead. What went wrong? Absolutely nothing! The Bible says the bodies of the two witnesses lie dead in the street, but when all hope seemed lost, “they stood upon their feet” (Revelation 11:8-13).

God is in control. He already knows the outcome, and He tells John what is going to happen each step of the way. So in those moments when life doesn’t make sense, we can walk forward with the confidence that Jesus wins. 

As believers in Christ, we may not fully understand why we go through the things we do, but we can be sure that we will overcome! 1 John 5:4 says, “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”


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