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Feel like giving up?  So many people eventually get to a place in their lives where they just don’t feel like they can go any farther.  Things pile up, stress builds, anxiety overwhelms, and peace of mind disappears.  Don’t give up!

I have a friend who always, in saying good-bye, says, “Hang in there!”  He is telling me, “Don’t give up!”  Sometimes his “Hang in there,” seems a little trite or empty in the face of what I may be dealing with at the time.  However, “Hang in there!  Never give up!” is exactly what the Bible teaches us.  James 1:2-4 says, “…when trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

Winston Churchill

When we are feeling challenged to the point of giving up, Scripture and history both teach us that perseverance is the key to success.  So no matter what you face, there is always a way to deal with it.  What you are facing may be the consequences of foolish decisions or irresponsible behavior on your part.  Your difficulty my be caused by someone else in your life; a former spouse, cantankerous work associate, or an argumentative family member.  There is always a way through your difficulty!

I know that when things get burdensome in my life, I turn to God and those around me who are wise and loving.  Many times God meets my need through their resources, counsel, and provision.  When considering all that England faced early in WW II, Winston Churchill said, “Never, never, never give up!”  God has a way for you to get through what you are facing.  Persevere! Don’t give up!

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One Comment

  1. How true! There have been times I felt like giving up, but for whatever reason I didn’t. Thank you for your words of inspiration. Keep it up.


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