Don't Give Up

From the Heart of Nicki Hausman: Transformed Women Leadership Team &Prayer Team Member

Don't Give Up

Suffering: implies conscious endurance of pain or distress.

Are you suffering? There seems to be a lot of that going around. Do you feel ready to give up, sign off, and quit trying? Don’t give up, weary traveler.

Paul writes in Romans 8:18, 22-23, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now. 23 And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies."

Seems all of Creation is groaning with us waiting for the redemption of our physical bodies and the new heaven and earth. What should we do while we wait?
*Praise Him in the waiting and pain. He knows what He is working to make our life testify of His love and goodness.
*Read the Word and believe that He loves you and has not left you alone.
*Pray and tell Him how you feel, what your questions are, and He desires for you to proceed or continue to wait. The Holy Spirit is your Comforter.

Paul continues in verses 26-27, "In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. 27 And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."

Hold on to the promises of God’s Word. Know that when you are so discouraged that you have no words to pray that the Body of Christ is praying for you. Then picture in your mind and heart that Jesus Himself is talking to the Father about your pain and suffering, because He is indeed!

Romans 8:34, "Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us?"
 
Child of God, hold on to what is true, you are not alone….

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