For those who struggle in this life may wonder is this all there is? Fortunately the answer is no! There is so much more to look forward to after we live our life, but we have to want more of what Christ stands for than the false hope this world promises. People will let us down at times, but the Lord who will never change is the same yesterday, today, and forever and is a sure anchor for us and by following the one who has conquered death we will once again live because of Him! (2 Timothy 2:10,11). Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him.
As a believer we no longer live as we once did by the desires of our flesh, but by the faith in Christ who lives within us. (Galatians 2:20,21) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Even Job knew of the power of God and that in the latter day His redeemer who lives he would see even after he would die! (Job 19:25-29). For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me. But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me? Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:20,21).