It is important in life that we have a never give up attitude. No matter
the storms, struggles or hardships, if we say diligent and in faith, then
we will have the victory. It is easy to want to give up when we focus so
much on the trial before us, but if we change our thinking and focus on
the end result, then we will face each challenge with a renewed vigor and
determination that we will be triumphant. We need to train ourselves to
look past the storms and remember that sunshine always comes after the
rain. After our trial, we will receive our reward for staying diligent
and unwavering in faith. The definition of faith as described in the
Bible is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen. When we see what we have believed for, then faith has manifested itself.
Until you receive your answer, keep believing, keep praying, keep hoping
and keep staying in faith. The Bible says the Lord will perfect that which
concerns me. The Lord wishes for you to be perfected and if you are not
there yet, just remember that you are a work in progress. You are becoming
better day by day, week by week and month by month. Never give in and
never give up. He is faithful to those who stay faithful to Him. No
matter the storms around you, keep your eyes focused on the Great I Am.
The Lord has yet to fail on anyone who has depended on Him. The Lord will
move Heaven and Earth to make sure your needs are met, so you stay strong
and encouraged no matter what is going on around you. (Psalm 138:8)
Always remember that God loves you with an everlasting love. He has no
motive with us except that we show our gratitude and appreciation for all
that He has done for us in times past. Give thanks to the Lord for all
that He has done for you and use your remembrance of His past intervention
to encourage yourself in this present time knowing that He will do it again.
I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to stay diligent
and unwavering even in the midst of the greatest storms. They will cease
and you will be victorious, just keep being steadfast and don't give up.
NEVER GIVE UP
One day a young lady was driving along with her father.
They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, “What should
He said “keep driving”. Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm
was getting worse.
“What should I do.” The young lady asked?
“Keep driving,” her father replied.
On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling
over. She told her dad, “I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is
terrible, and everyone is pulling over!”
Her father told her, “Don't give up, just keep driving!”
Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she
could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on
dry land, and the sun came out.
Her father said, “Now you can pull over and get out.”
She said “But why now?”
He said “When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and
are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over.”
Just because everyone else, even the strongest gives up, doesn't mean that
you have to. If you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun
will shine upon your face again.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 “For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it
might depart from me. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for
thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest
upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I
am weak, then am I strong.”
Jeremiah 32:17-18 “Ah Lord GOD! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the
earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too
hard for Thee: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest
the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them:
the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is His Name.”
Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: PAUSE A MOMENT
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Today’s Selected Testimony: AN ANGEL BY MY SIDE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry