In today’s world, it doesn’t matter who we are rich or poor, religious or not, we are all going to have all sorts of problems, difficulties and frustrations in this life. That’s just life, plain and simple. So, we all know this, what do we do about it?
The first thing is that we need to do our best to remain strong and persevere. So the basic answer is that we should never give up! No matter what the issues are in our lives, the victory is if we simply face it and refuse to quit, period.
If you have faith, then it is important to remember that in the middle of all of our issues and struggles, the Holy Spirit is more than likely doing His greatest work inside of us, right at that moment. He is not at all moved or distracted by the circumstances. If you really trust Him, then you shouldn’t be either. He’s not in our lives for just the good times, but He’s also there through all the difficult times as well.
The Holy Spirit is going to lead us through anything if we will just stand tough and hang in there and follow Him. So this means that we must be diligent with our prayer, be relentless in the resolve that we have, totally unwavering in our faith, and be determined to stand very firmly on the Word of God and His promises to us.
So often we allow ourselves to get sidetracked by how slow things seem to go. This of course is what the “enemy” loves to point out to us! He offers instant gratification whereas our God teaches patience and perserverence and our rewards will be great in heaven. During those slow times we need to remember that theses could be the times where God is doing his greatest work in us. Remember, it’s not all about you and me, as He often reminds me. His work in us is preparing for the work He wants to do through us!
Sure life can be hard sometimes. You also need to know that God will help us if we stay strong and don’t give up. Try standing 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 blessings if we don’t give up.”
So, ask yourself this question: What do we do? To me the simple answer is NEVER GIVE UP! What do you say?
God, I believe that You are at work in my life, even during the difficult times. I choose today to stay strong and to never give up in my obedience to You.