Thursday October 16th, 2014: Keep On

Devotions

There are some days I just want to give up. I just want to wave a little white flag and surrender to life. I just want to lay in bed all day, watch Netflix and never worry about anything. Then God reminds me… Hannah, you have a purpose for your life!

“So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.” Galatians 6:9 NLT

Maybe you’re being bullied at school or feeling captured by the sin in your life… Keep On! God has a plan for you. In fact He will give you the strength to keep on!

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 ESV

No one likes to suffer. No one likes to be bullied but we can hold on to the promise that after suffering and enduring we receive hope… Hope because Jesus has a plan for our lives. Suffering for a short time only to restore, support, and strengthen you.

“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.” 1 Peter 5:10 NLT

 

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 ESV

So if you needing strength today… Simply ask God for strength. Tell Him you can’t do this on your own and you need His help. Have a blessed Thursday!

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:36 ESV

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