πŸ‘‘ Don’t Give Up

Being discouraged spiritually is something all believers encounter this at one time or another. You can almost feel the sorrow of heart when you read the testimonies of God’s men of the past. David wrote: β€œI had fainted…” (Psa. 27:13), Jeremiah said: β€œWhen I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me” (Jer. 8:18), and Jonah said: β€œβ€¦my soul fainted within me” (Jonah 2:7). They were so discouraged and spiritually weakened that they simply felt like giving up. Thankfully, these servants of God did not give up, and there is much to learn from what carried them through.

Jonah relates to us how he found the strength to carry on: β€œI rememberedΒ the LORD: and my prayer came in unto Thee, into Thine holy temple” (JonahΒ 2:7). Coupled with obedience to God’s will, his discouragement turned whenΒ he stayed his mind on the Lord in prayer. Similarly, Isaiah proclaims: β€œBut theyΒ that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength…they shall run, and notΒ be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). As you can see,Β Isaiah also found it helpful to focus his thoughts on the Lord through prayer.

The Apostle Paul had opposition from without and from within the companyΒ of believers, and had much to be discouraged about, but he didn’t quit. HisΒ testimony was: β€œseeing we have this ministry…we faint not” (II Cor. 4:1).Β He kept his heart focused on serving the Savior, with Galatians 6:9 in mind:Β β€œAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if weΒ faint not.” Simply put, heaven and reward from the Savior strengthened theΒ resolve of this servant. It can for us too.

Are you discouraged spiritually? Don’t quit! Pray, focus on the importanceΒ of serving Christ, and rejoice in future reward (1 Cor. 3:14)! source

Sign up for our daily email study!
Posted in πŸ‘‘ Studies
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12The Godstrong Women channel on YoutubeThe Revived Life channel on YoutubeRevived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

New Posts to Inbox?

Site Search

  • Tranquil Summit
  • Tranquil Shoreline
  • Milky Way
  • Ocean Resort
  • Floral Pathway
  • Moraine Lake
  • Country Barn
  • Golden Beach
  • Water Village
  • Golden Mountain
  • Rapids
  • Tranquil Beach
  • Tranquil Waterfall
  • Wilderness Light

Bible Verse for 10/16/21

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. — Psalm 19:14

Featured Video

Featured Video

Doctrine Studies

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Children's Hunger Fund

Mercy Multiplied

Medical Teams International

Revived Life ©   RSS Feed for Revived Life
Privacy Policy | Contact
Revived Wire Website hosting, WordPress dedicated hosting, Email hosting, Domain registration, and Cloud services by DreamHost
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Donate Securely