It’s easier said than done but we have to stop allowing our circumstances to get the best of us! We need to stop wavering and refrain from doubting the capacity of the God we serve to see us through! Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold fast to this confession of our hope for He who promised is faithful.” And so you know; to hold fast simply means to remain tightly secured. So why is it important to hold fast, whether it is through a fiery trial or the tedium of everyday living? Faith is a gift dispensed by God and through faith we have the capacity to trust God even when we can’t see God moving in our situation. Our confession of faith is not based on any strength or determination of our own, but on the promises of God. The Westminster Confession of Faith states, “This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father; upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ, the abiding of the Spirit, and of the seed of God within them, and the nature of the covenant of grace: from all which arises also the certainty and infallibility thereof” (WCF 17:2). Beloved of God, you may be facing some heavy circumstances right now or perhaps you know someone that is going through a difficult time. Never forget that your confession of hope reveals that you’re indeed holding fast to the Son of God. He is our righteousness, He paid our debt, and we have new life in him as He is now at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf. So ignore what the enemy is telling you and refuse to accept defeat! Remember holding fast means to remain tightly secured to the One who holds you! The only reason we persevere is because our faithful God is preserving us in Christ through his Holy Spirit. Amen and glory to God!!