Don’t get discouraged

When we are facing difficulties, we can either keep going or we can give up. There is an in-between area where we don’t know what to do and we leave it to chance to take care of the situation. There are really two sides; the side of the ones who persevere and the side of the ones who throw in the towel. I have visited the “towel” side way too many times in my life before I encountered Jesus. The encounter changed my life in many ways and one of the ways it has impacted me is that it showed me that I should never give up. I have Jesus. Why should I give up when I have the Savior on my side? There are  many accounts in the Bible of people who decided not to give up. People who walked in faith and didn’t care that people around them didn’t make it. They knew that with the Lord they could make it. David is one of those people who took residence on the side of those who persevered. He said a thousand may fall at his side, ten thousand at his right side, it will not come near him. He knew that the Lord would fight his battles and he should never get discouraged. He persevered and he kept going. Today I want to encourage you to keep going. Don’t give up. Don’t get discouraged. Things might be falling apart around you and inside of you but the Lord your God will mend you and He will fix everything around you. Stay in the camp of those who persevere. Your faith will be greatly rewarded!

“Don’t give up” is what I hear deep down inside when I get into prayer during difficult times. Giving up would be so easy. Giving up would almost be a relief but it wouldn’t help. It wouldn’t make things better. We are not called to be under but to be over. God is on top of everything and He is pulling us up to His side. He didn’t send His Son so we would be victims. He didn’t send Jesus for nothing. He sent Him to redeem the world, to save us and to give us life in abundance. Giving up is not recognizing that we have a life of abundance in the Lord. Giving up is saying that Jesus didn’t fulfil what He came to do. Giving up is removing ourselves from the blessings of the Lord. Giving up is showing that our faith is not strong enough when in reality it is. Giving up is letting the enemy win and giving him permission to manifest his lies in our lives. Giving up is forgetting that we are made the righteousness of God and we are more than conquerors. Let’s fight against the discouragement that assails us and that leads us to give up. Let’s stand in faith and let’s persevere. We are in good company. Many before us have kept going. Many believers are not giving up today. We have the same Jesus and the same power backing us up!

Don’t give up, friend. The road ahead of you will be paved with breakthroughs and blessings when trust in the Lord. Nothing is impossible with God and your current situation will change. It is going to change in the name of Jesus. Keep believing! Keep trusting! God works everything out for the best and He takes good care of His children. You are a child of God. You are protected and you are more blessed than you know. The Lord is fighting for you. He is going before you and He is going to do some amazing things for you. Put all your faith in Jesus and you are guaranteed to win and to make it. You are an overcomer in the name of Jesus. No situation that comes against you will destroy you. Don’t give up! Don’t get discouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 91:7; Romans 8:37-39; 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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