Life is tough, but it gets tougher when you give up. We are living in a very tough time. That is a fact. People are losing jobs, families are being impacted, and people are losing their hopes and dreams and so on. These all are facts.
However, fact is not truth. Difficult times are coming and going but God’s plan for His people is always the same. In the toughest times having faith in God and His promises is not easy. However, when you stop looking at your circumstances and fix your eyes on Jesus you will see your circumstances differently. But until you start building your faith and acting in confidence, you accomplish nothing.
But this does not mean denying your present reality. Faith is the ability to see beyond the reality and not denying it. Faith is having confidence no matter what!
You see, when we go through tough times, often times our instinct for survival take over our confidence and faith in God. But it shouldn’t be that way. God wants us to persevere. He wants us to remain tough, because those who wait for the Lord shall restore (renew) their strength Isaiah 40:31. The word of God says in Hebrew 12 “…run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
Are you going through a very tough times? Are you struggling with so many things and you feel like no matter what you do there is no progression? This is what you can do, turn all your struggles to Him. Give it to God. This is what the Lord Almighty says today for you “Do not give up I have plan for you” “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future” (Jeremiah 29:11). It is God’s plan. And His plans are good!
So, here is the thing, when the going gets tough you not gonna quit. But you stand firmly and boldly not trusting anything or anybody but the God who can accomplish anything and the God who loves you and cares for you.
When the going gets tough you not gonna quit but you need to be tougher. You keep on pressing and pushing. You don’t give up NOT for a second. You focus on God, His Goodness and Almightiness.
Eyob B Kassa
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