Your faith was once small, you were once weak, you were once pulled this way and that, but now you are strong. Now your faith is firm and confident in the Lord. He is your Rock your feet have been firmly planted upon.
The struggle has been a long, hard, and difficult one. You had to sacrifice so very much, and lose many things of this world. But He has been with you this whole time. He has been your constant support through the storm and through the valley. You will receive very much for your faithfulness.
He is the One who has equipped you. His armor has been put upon you to battle against evil in this dark world. His power and authority are with His faithful ones.
He is the One who has strengthened your mind, body, heart, and soul, giving you skills with His Spirit to battle and to do His work.
Don’t forget where your confidence lays. “You have need of endurance.” Very soon He will return and He will find you faithful, He will give you all the help you are in need of. So do not shrink back, worry, or look back for the Lord is in complete control.
32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.
34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.
35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
37 For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; 38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.