For this we labor and strive, [because] we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10 (NIV)
Winston Churchill knew Britain had no hope of winning the Second World War. His only hope lay in the might and power of America. He wrote these words on December 7th, 1941:
No American will think it wrong of me if I proclaim that to have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy… We had won after all! … After seventeen months of lonely fighting… we had won the war. How long the war would last or in what fashion it would end no man could tell… Many disasters, immeasurable cost and tribulation lay ahead, but there was no doubt about the end. All the rest was merely the proper application of overwhelming force.
Churchill doesn’t say, “The Americans are coming! We don’t need to fight. Let go and let America!” No, he fights the battle with hope! Whatever defeats and setbacks he may experience, the outcome is certain because the mighty power is for him and with him.
Before the Americans entered the war, Churchill had a friend with mighty power, but he was far away. That’s how it is for some of us. You believe in Christ. You know he has mighty power, but he seems far away. You feel defeated. You feel you are fighting alone.
You need to hear the gospel. Jesus Christ is not saying to you, “I will be your powerful friend, but you need to fight your own battles.” He is saying, “I will engage in this fight with you. I will stand under this burden with you. I will be your Savior!”
Does Christ seem far away from your battles? Will you listen to the gospel today?