Jan 23, 2014

Don't You Dare Give Up, Honey


Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

My best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of weeks ago, and the following week she had surgery to remove the tumor. The diagnosis came out of nowhere. We were both in shock. Now we are awaiting results of the biopsy they took of some of her lymph nodes they removed and doctors say they want her to begin radiation treatments next month.

When the bottom falls out, when it looks like you have hit an all-time low, hold on to hope. You don't know what God has around the corner.

You may be tired, things may seem dark, but remember it’s always darkest just before the dawn appears. When you are weak, that is when God’s strength will rise up in you.

What does not kill you, makes you stronger. NEVER give up ... no matter what the amount of 'wait time' is.

When you seek Him, you WILL find Him.

This is what the Lord says: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill My good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. You will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile. Jeremiah 29:10-14

There is no pit so deep that God cannot reach down and lift you out. You DO NOT have a problem that God cannot solve.

If you are believing to see the promises of God come to fruition in your life – DO NOT give up. You ARE NOT alone. You ARE NOT being ignored. God IS listening and God IS a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Father, our hope in You grows thin at times. We grow weary. Life is SO HARD sometimes. Help us to seek You and PLEASE don't hide from us. Help us to have strength. Refresh us. Renew our hope in You. Encourage us to continue on. Help us to make it, to endure to the end. We can't wait for all this pain to be over and to see You face to face. In Jesus' name, amen.

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