Out of that terrible travail of soul, he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many “righteous ones,” as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Isaiah 53:11–12 The Message
If you woke each morning and your heart leapt with hope, knowing that the renewal of all things was just around the corner—might even come today—you would be one happy person. If you knew in every fiber of your being that nothing is lost, that everything will be restored to you and then some, you would be armored against discouragement and despair. If your heart’s imagination were filled with rich expectations of all the goodness coming to you, your confidence would be contagious; you would be unstoppable, revolutionary.
Dear friend—don’t you let anyone or anything cheat you of this hope. You have barely begun to take hold of it. Do not let anything diminish the beauty, power, and significance of this hope above all hopes. Jesus lived the way he did in this world, for this world, because his hope was set beyond this world; that is the secret of his life.
You need to take this hope so seriously you sell everything to buy this field. You must make this utterly real and tangible, so that your soul becomes truly anchored by it.
It’s true—you must make this utterly real and tangible. Begin to journal about your plans to enjoy your unending life.