Have you ever feel like giving up? Have you ever feel so sad and weak, that you started questioning your faith? Do not be afraid or do not fear, the Lord is with you all the time and he will never leave us alone. He will give you strength to overcome your trials and come out victorious.
So do not fear , for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; i will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
How can we count joy in hard times? What makes it possible to remain in faith when we are experiencing trials that are hard to bear? It is the encouraging word of God from the bible which only gives us courage and strengthen our faith. If we truly believe in the right timing of God, that is when we will not grow weary and our hope will never fail.
"Be confident of this very thing, that He who had begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
At one point in my life, i lost hope and i started feeling weak. I prayed hard, but i was not getting any response right away. I became so sad and angry at myself, as i had let those trials come to me. I felt like i was losing myself, my heart had broken up into pieces and i was not recognizing myself anymore. I did the greatest mistake, i started questioning my faith. I was passing all my day running away from my negative thoughts, as they were affecting my mood and my relationships. I could pass all night awake, not sleeping. I looked back and i remembered that my savior loves me,that he will never leave me alone. I turned to God and started reading the word of God. All of the sudden i regained hope, trust and strength.
These verses about strength in trials became like lifesaver to cling in a stormy sea,keeping me in a float. They became like a lighthouse in the distance, showing me that safety and salvation are near. The grace of God is enough for each of us, so that no storm can break us. We are safe in his hands and we can overcome any storm, all our trials , with our faith strengthened, rather than the opposite.
God wants to bless us in many ways. Sometimes we may go through difficulties first, but there is always blessing on the other side. Remember , we never have to do it using our own strength. We can always rely on his strength to see us through. If we refuse to give up, we will overcome every challenge and receive the best of God in our lives. We can lift our eyes above the situation and the hard times and look upward. Our hope is eternal.
Prayer starter: Father, thank you for the power of your Holy spirit in my life to help me stick with things and follow through. Help me to not give up when life gets tough and to remain diligent till the very end.