Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Don't Give Up! Part 3

Hebrews 12:1-2
"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith."

In the book of Mark chapter 2:1-5, we see where Jesus entered Capernaum and began to preach the word to the crowd. It says that the house was so full that there was no room left, not even outside the door. Some men came and brought their friend who was a paralytic but they could not get to Jesus because of the crowd. But that did not stop them from coming to get from Jesus what they came for, to get their friend healed. So they climbed on the roof and lowered their friend to Jesus. And then it says in verse 5, "When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, 'Son, your sins are forgiven."

When He saw their faith, did you catch that? Sometimes when we are going through trials in our lives we give up too soon, but we need to have faith to preserve. James 1:3, "Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance."

Have Faith in God and He will always be with you and never leave you. Have faith in that situation at work, at home, in school, in your current situation. Have faith to run the race not won, to finish what you have started and to keep doing what God has called you to do. Have faith to finish whatever it is God has you doing right now in this moment, whether it is your job, your health, your financial situation, your marriage, your parenting, but have FAITH and you will preserve!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So True! Nobody LIKES to have to have their faith tested, and it's so very easy to just give up when things are less than good. To persevere in the midst of adversity is certainly one of my biggest personal challenges. Nice post...something I needed to hear.