From the book “Lost In the Middle” by Paul David Tripp, (p195)
“All the things that are really worth living for, no one can take away from you. They are locked safely away in God’s celestial vault. No one can take God’s love away from you. No one can steal His forgiveness. No one can take His Holy Spirit from within you. No one can rob you of His strength or wisdom. No one can take away your justification or adoption. No one can pilfer your deliverance from the presence and power of sin. The real riches of life that you and I could never earn, which are only obtained as a gift, are never at risk.
“They can take your job. They can take your house. They can damage your health. They can reject, oppress, and abuse you. They can rob your possessions and empty your bank account. They can rob you of friends and family. But the most essential and wonderful things in all of life are unassailable. No one can touch them. They are guaranteed…
“No matter what you are going through now, it is vital to remember that God harnessed the forces of nature, controlled the events of human history and sent and sacrificed His one and only Son in order to give you a new birth. No matter how hard the difficulties of the present seem, you need to say to yourself, “This is not it for me, because I have a rich and eternal future that has been locked away and guaranteed. Whatever is at stake at this moment cannot rob me of the new life and eternal hope that God has given me, and those are the only things that are really worth living for.”