Pray and Never Give Up‏

27 07 2011

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.  Matthew 18:1

We thank God for the blessing of today and this moment. God’s blessings of grace, mercy and love have created the opportunity of this day. Whatever the day brings we are able to share our joys and concerns with God through a constant spirit of prayer.  I am so thankful that we can talk to God, from wherever place we find ourselves: needing forgiveness, deliverance, comfort, wisdom or strength. Our God is a very present help, who loves and cares for us. What a blessing it is to know, that even when we are not in church, we don’t feel we have the right words, God hears us.  I remember thinking as a young person that when I know I have not done what is right, that I needed to wait for a special time in church to ask God for forgiveness.  I am so thankful that God hears our prayers anywhere and anytime.  We can maintain an ongoing conversation with God that allows us to express our concerns and our gratefulness for who our Heavenly Father is in our lives.

So as we continue to pray, we must also persevere and don’t faint. In this passage, Jesus encourages us never to give up.  Never is an absolute and is not conditional on our present trials and issues.  We may be in a season where we feel challenged on many sides but we must never give up.  We must continue to trust in God’s Word, God’s Ways and God’s Will for our lives.  Encourage yourself and others on the journey to continue to put our trust in our God and God’s word and never give up.  I have heard that it darkest before daybreak, continue to pray and persevere – Joy does come in the morning.


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