“Those whom he justified he also glorified.” Romans 8:30
Here is a precious truth for you, believer. You may be poor, or in suffering, or unknown, but for your encouragement, take a look at your “calling” and the consequences that flow from it, and especially that blessed result here spoken of. As surely as you are God’s child today, so surely shall all your trials soon be at an end, and you will be rich to all the intents of bliss. Wait awhile, and that weary head shall wear the crown of glory, and that hand of labor shall grasp the palm-branch of victory.
Don’t lament your troubles, but rather rejoice that before long you will be where “neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore.” The chariots of fire are at your door, and a moment will suffice to bring you to the glorified. The everlasting song is almost on your lip. The portals of heaven stand open for you. Do not think that you can’t fail of entering into rest. If he has called you, nothing can divide you from his love. Distress cannot sever the bond; the fire of persecution cannot burn the link; the hammer of hell cannot break the chain.
You are secure. That voice that called you at first will call you yet again from earth to heaven, from death’s dark gloom to immortality’s unuttered splendors.
Rest assured, the heart of him who has justified your beats with infinite love toward you. You shall soon be with the glorified, where your portion is. You are only waiting here to be made meet for the inheritance, and that done, the wings of angels shall carry you far away, to the mount of peace, and joy, and blessedness, where, “far from a world of grief and sin, with God eternally shut in,” you shall rest for ever and ever.
Adapted from Morning and Evening.