In the world we live in, we are going to have all kinds of problems, frustrations and difficulties. That’s just life. So knowing this, what do we do?
We must remain steadfast and persevere. In other words, the answer is never give up! No matter what’s going on in our lives, the victory is in refusing to quit.
Keep in mind that in the heat of our struggles, the Holy Spirit is probably doing His greatest work within us. He is not moved by the circumstances. If you and I really trust Him, we shouldn’t be either! He’s not in our lives for good times only, but for the difficult times as well.
He will lead us through anything if we’ll just hang in there and follow Him. This means being diligent in prayer, relentless in our resolve, unwavering in faith, and determined to stand firmly on God’s Word and His promises to us.
So many times we can be sidetracked by how slowly things seem to be going. In fact, the enemy loves to point that out! But remember, that’s when God may be doing some of His greatest work. You see, it’s not all about you and me. The Lord’s work in us is preparation for the work He wants to do through us!
I know life can be hard sometimes. But I also know that God will help us if we remain steadfast. Let’s stand on Galatians 6:9: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (NLT).
So let me ask that question again: What do we do? My answer is, never give up! What’s your answer?
Prayer Starter: God, I believe that You are at work in my life, even during difficult times. I choose today to remain steadfast and to never give up in obedience to You.
—from Joyce Meyer’s daily devotional
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