#1160 – Don’t Give Up

Good morning people who persevere

(By Bree McCracken)

Sometimes in life, we can feel like our journey with Christ has hit a dead end. We can feel useless and like there is really no point anymore. We can feel like we’ll never make a difference and like the whole world is against us.

However, it is these times of struggle that make us strong. I know I have felt like this many times and each time I have come out feeling 10 times better than I did at the start. How can God build strength and perseverance in us if we never go through times when strength and perseverance are needed?

Romans 5:3-4 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

I want to encourage you all that even when we feel like following God is pointless; people still see the difference in us. When you feel like reading your Bible is pointless and a chore, it still impacts your life and people can see that.

James 1:3 Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

So keep persevering! The drought will end and the rain will come.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

(Today’s BIY by Bree McCracken)