“I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”
Isn’t it amazing how our God forecast that which we must weather in life? How He tells us even before the death, the resurrection, or the ascension of what is to come? And even though we may not always want or value His Word for us, without it beforehand there can be no confirmation in the end. So hold to that Word and let it strengthen you. It’s not to petrify but to propel you.