11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:11-12
In a roundabout way, Paul said that God can be trusted with salvation. He is trustworthy and faithful. We need to be reminded of that often as we live our lives. Not a day goes by where the news is utterly depressing and increasingly vile. The axiom, “Once you undock from God, there is no bottom” is proven every day. It’s enough to throw up your hands and give up.
But God is still at work in the lives of men and women across the planet. We may not see it or experience it, but He is. God gave us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee (2 Corinthians 1:22). What’s the guarantee? He’s guaranteed that what is coming is infinitely more significant than the trials we experience here. Keep pressing on. Keep trusting God. Keep asking for the Holy Spirit’s help – even when you don’t think you need Him.