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368th -- Don't Give Up


There are moments in life when we forget that it is the Lord who meets our
needs. We sometimes lose focus and think our place of employment is the 
supplier of our needs, but we must remember that it is not a job that 
sustains us, but rather it is God Almighty who satisfies the desires of our
hearts. The Bible declares in Psalm 145:15-16, "The eyes of all wait upon
Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine 
hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing." The Lord is our 
supplier and promises to meet the needs of all those who trust in Him. If
you have been feeling like God has forgotten you, be encouraged and know 
that because of your trust in Him, He has promised that He would never 
leave you nor forsake you. (Psalm 24:1-5) (Deuteronomy 8:16-20) (Psalm 55:22)

I hope you are encouraged and strengthened by today's message to 
continually trust the Lord to meet your every need because His love is
unconditional and everlasting.


A young Christian was relating some of his experiences in the Great War. 
With a company of his comrades, he was separated from the main body of 
troops. Surrounded by the enemy for days, their food ran out and their 
water was exhausted.

Knowing they were without food and water, the enemy sent a messenger every
little while, suggesting that they would be wise to surrender.

One night, with no food and no water and with only one shell left, they 
held a consultation as to what steps to take next. They decided to pray to
God for His help, then to fire their last shell into the night as a signal
to their comrades. After the shell had exploded, the only thing to do was
to wait. In the morning they heard the hum of a motor overhead. It was a 
plane from their own headquarters. Flying over the surrounded boys, it 
dropped packages of food and canteens of water. On one of the packages was
a note, "Don't give up. We are coming."

For some days the planes passed overhead and the bread and water were 
dropped down, always accompanied with the message, "Hold on." Then there 
was the roaring of artillery and the march of infantry, and the lost 
battalion was rescued and taken back to their own lines safely.

We, too, are surrounded by the enemy. When we are in a tight place, he 
whispers, "Better surrender. Why not give up? It is hopeless to fight on."

But when the devil says, "Surrender," God sends along a message of hope, 
"Don't give up, I'm coming."

By C. L. Paddock

Be encouraged and know that God guards you with His Holy angels. There is
no army strong enough that can grasp you from the arms of the Lord. Rest
in His security and promise of divinely appointed protection. The Bible 
declares in Psalm 34:19-22, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but
the LORD delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one
of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the
righteous shall be desolate. The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants:
and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate." Rejoice in God's 
goodness and be at peace with yourself because the eyes of the Lord are 
upon you to keep you in all your ways. (Psalm 34:7) (1 Peter 3:12-15)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 91:9-12 "Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even 
the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither 
shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels 
charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up 
in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."

Psalm 34:4-8 "I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from 
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces 
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."

Psalm 61:1-4 "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of
the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to 
the rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and 
a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever: I
will trust in the covert of Thy wings. Selah."

Psalm 91:14-16 "Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I 
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He 
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, 
and shew him My salvation."

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: AFTER THE RAIN
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Today's Selected Testimony: A BETTER WAY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony22.htm

In Christ's Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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