In Jeremiah 15:19 (Amplified Bible) God tells Jeremiah that he will receive a blessing if he gives up his “mistaken tone of distrust and despair”. That’s enough to tell me that despair is a mistake.
The reason Jesus came in the flesh was to “undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].” 1 John 3:8
God is at work in us and for us.
Philippians 2:13 It is God who moves in you to will and to act according to His good purpose – my paraphrase.
Romans 8:28 God works everything out for the good of those who love Him and who are called, according to His purpose and design – my paraphrase.
We are safe in His hands. Hebrews 13:5
If God is for us, who can be against us? My paraphrase of Romans 8:31.
This does not mean that life on earth will be on rosy. Rather, some of us may be destitute while others lead kingdoms. Hebrews 11.
Not that I have yet attained all this either, Philippians 3:12.
- Never Despair (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook) (forhisgloryandpraise.wordpress.com)
- You Are Our Only Hope (therealdaniel.wordpress.com)