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“And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them; and they were judged, each one of them according to their deeds” (Revelation 20:13).

Even if you were to be eaten by a shark and the molecules of your body have been scattered over the deeps of the earth, the Lord will raise all on that last day to stand before Him.  The first words of Scripture say that God spoke all things into existence.  Is it so hard to believe that God will not lose a single soul to whatever this age may throw at us?  Did not Jesus say, “Father, I thank You that I have not lost one?”

Lord, my level of trust during this age is shaky at best.  I say I believe, and then, privately, I ponder and wonder.  You have put eternity into my heart, and I fear losing it.  Yet, all I really need to do is trust Your word.  You have said that all shall be raised.  That includes me.  Lord, lead me from unbelief to belief.  Guide me to know that in You is all hope.  You have given me the Words of eternal life.  Help me live by and in Your Word.

Word made flesh who dwells among us, You gave Your life on the cross so that I could be redeemed.  You have redeemed me by Your grace.  In faith, Lord, help me to live by my trust in Your Words of hope.  Guide me now and always to understand that in You I have hope and a future.  Not just a future in this world, but in the world to come.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of everlasting life today.  Amen.