Monday, January 12, 2009

Don't Quit

Galatians 6:9 "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

Are you going through a trial? Is it a difficult time for you? Are you hurting (whether it be physically or emotionally)?

DON'T QUIT!!!

We are all running a race. The beginning of the race is fairly easy. We have a lot of strength at the beginning of the race. But as we get into the race we begin to become weary...even in well doing. We are nearing the end of the race with each step we take. God intends for us to finish the race...and He wants us to finish it well...knowing that we did all He wanted us to do and doing it well. But we fall short in an area of our life in this race...don't quit!! He does not want us to give up and quit. He is right there with you encouraging you to press on. He is telling you "You can do it...keep going...forget the pain and weariness you are feeling...I will give you strength to finish."

So if you are to the point where you think you just can't go on or that you can't take even one more step...remember His words in Hebrews 13:5 "...I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" and in Matthew 28:20 "...lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

He will give you strength to finish this race.

Psalm 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

Psalm 118:3 "In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul."

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

So when you think you cannot go another step...lean on Jesus and let Him give you the strength to finish the race. He is with you and He is telling you that with Him and His strength....you CAN finish!!


14 comments:

~~Deby said...

There are those days, aren't there..and you know it seems when things get like that, I don't get into the WORD, prayers are short and sweet, so to speak....etc,,,,
I am so thankful for the work of the Lord how HE wooes us back, in his WORD, through posts like this etc....
Deby

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Deby...I am thankful too!! God is sooooo good!!

Lyndy said...

Wonderful post Sis Julie and very timely for me.

Love and Hugs, Lyndy

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Lyndy...Praise the Lord!!

Love you!!

Jerry Bouey said...

Thank you, Sis Julie, for posting these encouraging words. God bless.

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Jerry....I'm glad this post encouraged you....it sure did me when I was doing it!!

Take care!!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for this timely bit of encouragement :) I have missed you.

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Heather...You are very welcome!! I've missed you too!!

tami said...

boy i needed to hear these words today!!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Tami....Praise the Lord!! What a blessing to know that God knows just what we need to hear to help us each and every day.

Love you!

A Note From Theresa said...

I have been having a trial. And it is difficult at times. But I never forget God's promise. And just the other day on our way to church, there was a very faint rainbow in the sky. If I had not been looking out my window I would not have seen it. Right there in the sky, a PROMISE from God. And it filled my heart with joy to see it.

God is so good.

Lisa said...

Sister Julie
I have missed visiting you. I get so much encouragement from your blog. I hope you and your family are doing great. Love your picture.
Love and hugs.
Lisa

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Theresa...Amen!! What a blessing!! God is so faithful!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Lisa...I have missed having you visit and leaving comments. We are doing great!!

Love and hugs back to you too!!

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