Don’t Give Up!
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Sipping her tea, that had now grown cold, she stared at her open bible. Searching for Bible verses for not giving up.
The verses and stories that had once given her hope and renewed her heart now stared blankly back at her. The black letters now merged with the white page and blurred grey as tears filled her eyes.
It’s been a long road and she was tired. As if she was standing in the eye of the storm, trapped in slow motion, as it raged around her.
A tear slid down her cheek and clipped the edge of her Bible. The only words that her mind would allow to escape her lips. Jesus. Jesus please help, she whispered.
She reached for her truth journal, reminding herself that even when she doesn’t feel it, God is working in the back ground and this hard season will end.
“Don’t give up!”, she reminded herself. “Keep pressing forward.”
Writing her reality down in her journal and then covering it in God’s truth.
When you don’t have strength to take another step, find your strength in God.
God Never Gives Up On You
Whether it’s problems with your marriage, kids, school, finances, car, house, career or all the above. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
In every decision you make, choose to honor God. By honoring God through these hard times in life, He will lift you up. He will see you through. He will guide your steps. He will put you where He wants you. He will turn you into the person He wants you to be. He will protect you. He will bring healing and restoration to the broken.
Don’t let go of Jesus! You don’t know how many times I’ve cried out to Jesus to pray for me. Did you know He intercedes for us?
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Romans 8:34 (NKJV)
How reassuring it is to know Jesus prays for us.
No matter where we’ve been, He loves us. God loves us so much to never let go. He waits for us to refocus on Him so He can turn our life situations around.
Find your refuge in Him.
Find your peace in Him. Jesus has to be our strength, because on our own we don’t have enough to make it.
Be encouraged by God’s unconditional love! He didn’t just create us and walk away. He is here walking with us. How He delights in us. He loves when we are close to Him. We are precious to Him.
Don’t give up! You’ll be stronger on the other side of this. Your break through may be just around the corner. Don’t stop now!
Related: Worshipping God in Hard Times
Bible Verses For Not Giving Up
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. – Romans 8:37
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. – 1 Corinthians 9:24
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for being here for us. I lift up the women reading this right now who are going through a hard time in their lives. Jesus, please intercede on our behave. Send your Holy Spirit to comfort us. Please hold our hand and guide our steps. Lift the burdens from our hearts. Teach us to control our thoughts and emotions. Help us to honor you. Guide us as we cling to you. Bring healing and restoration. Protect us from the enemy’s attacks. Let our thoughts be your thoughts. Let our emotions and feeling be the ones you want us to have. Let the words of our mouth and meditations of our hearts be pleasing to you, Lord. Help us through this valley. Be our strength, Lord! I love you because you are worthy! I praise your name. I ask all this in Jesus name, Amen.
Be encouraged! Do not give up!