Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you a crown of life. Revelation 2:10
When I was a kid running the streets, many times our group would face difficult, even dangerous situations. We always had one confident guy who would lead the way and give us confidence that we could do it too. Jesus is that guy for us. As we look at all the challenges placed before us, we can see that He did it all first for us. He was tested, tried, was faithful unto death, and received His crown. Where He guides, He always provides. May that give us confidence.