Observing the seasons of struggle in others and within, I asked Holy Spirit yesterday to speak to me through the most recent teaching presented by Havilah Cunnington at Bethel Church. He did not disappoint.
As Havilah spoke, one word erupted like lava into the atmosphere. Persevere. P.e.r.s.e.v.e.r.e. Don't givc up. I heard these words nearly a year ago from evangelist Michael Koulianos as he relayed to me words of knowledge from God. I read it today in Joel Osteen's daily devotional and I share it with you who need to hear it today or will need it tomorrow. Persevere. Don't give up. Be steady. Be consistent, not ruled by emotions or what goes on around you. It is part of your God given DNA to persevere, even when it is hard, or everything seems to be in chaos around us.
Hebrews 10:23 speaks to this message.
"Let us hold tightly without wavering
to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted
to keep His promises."
And there it lies, the reason we persevere.......God can be trusted. He will keep His promises. God sees everything and He is faithful! He is our Protector, our Provider, our Healer, our Peace. Keep your eyes on Jesus. This is where our strength comes from to persevere and proclaim Christ! Don't give up!
"I will be in perfect peace
when my mind is focused on you,
because I trust in you."