How many times have you heard those words? Never surrender! “Don’t give up” “Hang on Baby ” or as they said in the 70’s “Hang in there! Things will get better!”
The truth is often they don’t (not just because we said they will) at least not in OUR timing. I have to remind myself at times Abraham waited a lot of years for that “one son” and he didn’t live to see the thousands of heirs he had (after his death) Or millions ……
In Genesis 22:17 The promise to him was his descendants would be more than the sands in the sea. That’s a lot of descendants! Then we have this keeper in Hebrews to think on:
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise” –Hebrews 10:35-36 NKJV
The Will of God? What is that? Well it depends. For you it may be patience, perseverance-or doing one more thing, waiting one more day, Or just doing what God says when you do not FEEL LIKE IT anymore. I can tell you the will of God is to NOT draw back toward death. When you feel like giving up FIGHT HARDER! Get Mad (at the devil) and say “BACK OFF satan I belong to Jesus Christ! HE WILL DEFEND ME! amen!!
Yes, we all get tempted to give up. Don’t let those ministers fool you! They can’t say it or we’d lose confidence IN THEM. Ministers of God cannot afford to show how scared they are or how frail they feel (very often) Or they would not be the rock or pillar of strength we need them to be. Somebody has to stand up like Moses and say “SEE TODAY HOW GOD DELIVERS THEE!” Someone has to say:
“Things are going to be just fine God is with us” We Have to! (Why?) Because that’s what being a light truly means…..We can’t give up! We must fight! THERE HAS been Times I felt I could not go on anymore. One of my prayers at those times was this:
“I can hardly go on Father I am overhwlemed right now. “I feel like giving up” and then I would say “but If all I have left is the strength to tell you with my mouth “I trust in you” That’s what I will do. I tell you Father I trust in you and satan I tell you GOD IS With Me”
Right now do what you can! Give it all you’ve got! Don’t give up!
Abraham Didn’t! He did not waiver he trusted God! And that’s all he had to do to secure the promise. -Never Give up Never surrender. It’s not over!
James 2:13 Mercy Triumphs over Judgement Pslam 23 Psalm 86 (and many more)
As a rule, God’s love and Mercy is Greater than his desire to Judge us
As a rule, you don’t eat temple grain, but if you’re hungry Jesus is fine with it.
As a rule, men should not look like women, but it’s not the biggest thing on God’s mind.
As a rule, women should not count on outward things for their beauty, but Jesus is not going to leave you out of his Kingdom over wearing a barrette in your hair.
As a rule, we should rest one day a week but if we need to work on Sunday, or get the car out of the ditch, Jesus is not going to scold us for doing that.
As a rule-we should not be pro-divorce. If everyone’s life is in danger, and that person is dragging your soul to hell, God would rather you get free to serve him, than stay and be destroyed.
As a rule, men should lead their families and be a Priest of their home. If they aren’t God is not going to reject a woman willing to step up to the plate.
As a rule, God doesn’t want us killing each other. If you had to do it- to stop a madman he understands.
As a rule- God loves everyone, but he favors his children who come to him.
As a rule, God’s blessing falls on the just and unjust, but faith causes more blessing to come your way.
As a rule, people need to come to Jesus for Salvation. But he sometimes goes and finds them, without anyone’s help. As a rule- he uses preachers, but he can and does do great things without them.
As a rule-
God’s love and Mercy is always greater than his desire to judge and obliterate sin.
The only reason God hates sin is he loves us and he knows it causes us harm.
He’s just patiently waiting for us to figure it out.
As a rule….God is very slow to be angry (with us)
Discipline. I believe God uses minimum force. Why Do I believe this?
Well, because I know he is fair, and just. It’s hard to give a teaching based on one scripture, or even two. See, many want me to prove (chapter and verse) where I found out what I am saying. Saying I am “Holy Spirit taught” is just far too scary for many, because how do you know I’m not a nut job, posing as a Christian?
Well, I’ll tell you, because what I am about to say, is going to make sense, it is true, it is Just and, it’s full of Mercy. (All Attributes of God, by the way!).
I learned this, from Him!
As I was saying, Discipline should be fair, and just, for God himself is exactly this way.
So sorry, don’t care what scripture you just “pulled out of your hat” As I know God doesn’t misuse his word either, so he can try to abuse us, or put one over on us, or anything like that. He isn’t into “scare tactics” He does not wish to be “shrouded in mystery” either!
A fair person gives fair warning. (to the individual at hand), and they also take into consideration, any valid reasons, as to why the person cannot seem to cooperate.
So he (God) is the perfect Father (in other words!) He knows what grade level you are at, what you are capable of, what you are not capable of. He knows of your excuses, he knows if you are ill (for real) you can’t pull the wool over him (or his eyes) ever!
IF he is dealing with you, and you cry uncle (and truly mean it) He knows if that is sincere (or not). Do you see why nobody, (and I do mean nobody) can really make the best decisions, or judgement, for your life other than God himself?
so if someone was too hard on you, unfair, judged you too severely (or whatever the case may be) commit yourself, into the hands of the one who Judges justly! It may not be today (or tomorrow) but I can promise you he will bring fairness, equity, and peace!
One of the names of Jesus is ADVOCATE (Defense attorney) who pleas for you before the Father in heaven (his blood speaks!) so you, if you do whats right, keep believing, and Having Faith in your Advocate (Jesus) He will see that, and bring justice to pass.
In the meantime, please let’s remember dear saints, that we must continue on in doing our best to be fair, impartial, and pray about our decisions, not matter what has been done to us. Cause truly, two wrongs, do not make a right. Amen!
And so those who say God is going to roar down on you? Punish you like an angry monster? Not so! That would be the other guy (satan) who is full of wrath….pouring it out on those who refuse to seek God, as their refuge! (and even some who do!) ..
Good God. Bad Devil.
The Kingdom of God is righteousness, Joy and Peace IN the Holy Spirit! Amen.
and God be with you! Peace! (Laura Grace)