Don’t Give Up!
Philippians 1:19- 20 – For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
Do the pressures of life overwhelm you? Are you worried about unending bills, debt payments, job stress or lack of expected results? Maybe your problem is emotional – lack of approval and love from your spouse or friends. Problems can also range from sickness to lack of companionship, unemployment and depression. Perhaps you just lost a loved one or you know someone who has. My heart goes out to you and your family but I have good news for you. Something or someone may be lost or gone but all is not lost, there is still hope! The situation you are in is not final; God is thinking about you at this very moment and making plans for your turnaround.
In Jeremiah 29:11 God’s word says, For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. You may wonder why God is thinking about you; surely He is too busy? But that’s not true. God is mindful of you. Hebrews 2:6, It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him?
God has a plan and purpose for you. His ultimate desire is for you to know Him, enjoy His presence and have good success and sound health. 3John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers. The Bible is God’s will for you and in all of scriptures God speaks about His love and care for you. You don’t have to face your problems alone; God is ready to help you out.
You may be saying, “You don’t have a clue about what I am going through,” that could be true but God knows and cares about you beyond your imagination. I encourage you today to begin to dream again and believe that there is hope and a way out for you and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Friend, your best days are ahead of you and not behind you, your problem does not equal your promises. God’s yes is greater than the devil’s no. You are a winner regardless of the odds. So don’t give up, your miracle is on the way.
Think about this, If you give up when it’s Winter, you will miss the promise of your Spring, the beauty of your Summer and the fulfillment of your Autumn. Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Don’t judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come.
Personal declaration for the day
I will not give up or shut out or let go until God pulls me up. I am not a quitter, I am a winner.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know success is as close as failure?
What are you attracting or expecting?