Life is full of challenges and obstacles, and it's easy to get discouraged and want to give up. But as believers, we can take heart in knowing that God is with us, and He tells us in His Word not to give up.
Here are a few truths from Scripture that remind us of God's encouragement to persevere:
"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you" (Deuteronomy 31:8, NLT). God promises to go before us and be with us, even in the midst of difficult situations.
"So, let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up" (Galatians 6:9, NLT). When we persevere in doing good, even when it's hard, we will reap blessings in due time.
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me" (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV). Even in our weakness, God's power is made perfect. We can lean on Him for strength and endurance.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13, NKJV). With Christ's strength, we can overcome any obstacle and endure any hardship.
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT). God has a plan for our lives, and it's a good one. Even when things don't go according to our plans, we can trust that He is working all things together for our good.
In conclusion, life can be tough, but we don't have to give up. God is with us, and He encourages us to persevere through difficult times. Remember that His grace is sufficient for us, and with His strength, we can overcome any obstacle. Don't give up on doing good, and trust that God has a good plan for your life.