Be Strong & Don’t Give Up

Verse of the Day:  2 Chronicles 15:7

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.       

We all have times when we feel discouraged and we feel like giving up and quitting. Even the strongest warriors have moments of weakness. If the Lord has put a good work in your heart and has given you a dream, He will make a way for you to do it. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, because it might be, but that’s okay because God is on your side. What you do for the honor and glory of God will not be overlooked, on the contrary, it will be rewarded. Be strong and don’t give up, keep working for the Lord.

Lord, thank You for always being on my side. Even when I feel discouraged or feel like giving up, I know You are with me. Help me to stay strong and to keep working for Your honor and glory. Amen

Don’t You Give Up

Verse of the Day:  1 Kings 18:43-44 

“Go and look toward the sea”, he told his servant. And he went up and looked. There is nothing there,” he said. The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”           

Even when you don’t see God working on your behalf He’s working. Even when you don’t feel God working for your good, He’s working. Keep trusting God, keep having faith in God, keep believing, keep hoping, keep praising Him and keep waiting for His favor no matter how long it takes for your prayers to be answered. God sees you and He hears you so don’t you give up. Praise God while you wait on Him even if it takes seven times or seven hundred times.

Dear Lord, Thank You for always being with me, even when I don’t see or feel You near me, I know that You are with me. Help me to stay strong when I am weak, help me to have faith in Your promises while I wait and help me to keep going when I feel like giving up. I need You in every moment of every day and I trust in You Lord. Amen

Seek the Lord

Verse of the Day:   Jeremiah 29:13   

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.           

A new year is the perfect time to start over. It’s a time of new beginnings, second, third, even ninety-ninth chances. It’s okay to start over, we serve a God of new beginnings. None of us are perfect but as long as you don’t completely give up, God will work with what you have right where you are. When you seek the Lord with a sincere heart you will find Him. God hears your prayers and knows your heart. God promises that if you humble yourself, pray, seek His face and turn from your sinful ways He will hear you. Make God a priority in the coming year by making time to read His Word and spending time with Him in prayer. God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you but it’s up to you to seek Him.

God Isn’t Finished with You Yet

Philippians 1:6

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 1:6     

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.         

Have you ever felt like it was taking way too long for God to change you? Maybe you have some bad habits or qualities you want to change or you feel you should be further along in your spiritual growth. You may have even wished you could rush God into changing you over night. I know I have, we all do, but it just doesn’t happen that way. Life is a journey that begins when we give our life to Jesus and happens one step at a time. Our final destination is heaven and along the way God is working on us, changing us, growing our faith and making us more like Christ. Be confident that in His own way and in His own timing He is changing you. We know this because He always finishes what He starts. When you feel like you’re not changing fast enough, have faith and trust that God is still working on you. As long as you don’t give up He will continue to work on those who love Him until Jesus comes for His church.

Look to the Lord for Strength

Verse of the Day:  1 Chronicles 16:11          

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.     

No matter how many times you cry out to God for strength He will be there. He hears you every single time. Don’t give up, don’t stop seeking the Lord. Don’t let anything keep you from seeking His face. God will give you the strength you need to get through anything. No matter what you face He is by your side and He will never leave you. If your soul is weary, if you’re going through troubled waters, if you’re facing temptations, whatever trials you are going through pour your heart out to God because He promises not only to give you strength but to be your strength.           

God Can Turn It Around

Genesis 50 20

Verse of the Day:  Genesis 50:20

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good, to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

This is one of my favorite Bible verses because it reminds me that no matter what the devil tries to use to harm us God can turn it around and it use it for good. God can use your past to help others and your deepest pain can be used to set your calling in motion. God has a plan and a purpose for your life so no matter you’ve been through, what’s been done to you or what you’ve done God can still use you for His purpose. Trust in God and don’t give up.

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks!

1 Thessalonians 5 16-18 (2)

Verse of the Day:  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.

We don’t always need to change our circumstances sometimes we just need to change the way we see them. No matter what you are going through keep rejoicing in the Lord, keep praying and keep giving thanks to God. Don’t give up on God because He’ll never give up on you.

My Deliverer

Psalm 34 19 2

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:19

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

Life can be hard and at times may even seem unfair. You will go through difficult times but don’t give up hope. Remember, the Lord has gotten you through tough times before and He will get you through them again. Keep your mind on the things above. Keep praying, cry out to God and be comforted in knowing that He hears you. Keep your focus on Him and He will get you through the troubles that come your way and in due time you will be delivered from them all. If not in this present life than surely in the hereafter where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain but only eternal happiness.