Daniel 3: 28-30
In the end, GOD’s declaration would not even be from our mouth but from that of those were out to destroy us. GOD is taking us to that point where we only answer to HIM even though we would not trespass against the Laws of GOD and men.
There comes a time when heads of government would be the one to declare the sovereignty of GOD. Nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of the world posed as the adversary to the three Hebrews but GOD in His greatness set a table for them before him and all he could do with all his power was to proclaim the greatness of the LORD of those he opposed. The glory of GOD thrives more in persecution.
When tribulation works out perseverance; and perseverance works out character, the hope that never disappoints is as a result of the character of CHRIST we have cultivated through this process. Even though the situation seems hopeless, the hope that our character of CHRIST worked out can never disappoint us. This is because CHRIST in us is the hope of Glory . . . i.e. it is the character of CHRIST in us that makes us hope for HIM even till the end.