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Don't Give Up!

Posted: Monday, September 21

Pastor Armin Colón // International Pastor

Pastor Armin Colón // International Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Isaiah 37:1-38:22
Galatians 6:1-18
Psalm 65:1-13
Proverbs 23:24 

 

Verse of the day:

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. (Galatians 6:9)


Have you ever felt tired of trying? Have you ever been in a position where everything seems to be against you and everything inside you was telling you to give up? Have you ever asked yourself “why keep going if things don’t improve?” If you have, you are not alone.

 

 

You see, it is easy to work hard when things are going well. Yet, when you are faced with difficult circumstances your instinct (and mine) is to give up. Giving up is by far one of the easiest things you could ever do. Just raise your hands up and say “This is impossible!” and walk away. I have done it before and, most likely, so have you.

 

 

So here is the advice we find in Galatians 6:9. Don’t give up. You’ll be blessed if you don’t give up! Turn your eyes upon Jesus and intensify your efforts. Your reward may not arrive as quickly as you would like, but it’s coming if you don’t give up.

 

 

Like the old hymn written by Fanny Crosby in 1903 says:

 

Never give up, never give up,

Never give up to thy sorrows,

Jesus will bid them depart.

Trust in the Lord, trust in the Lord,

Sing when your trials are greatest,

Trust in the Lord and take heart.

 

What if thy burdens oppress thee;

What though thy life may be drear;

Look on the side that is brightest,

Pray, and thy path will be clear.