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Persistence?




Wrestle with it? If you’re like me, despairing happens. There is something about the uncertainties of life that just lend themselves to eventual despair. You know the feeling. It’s like getting all the wind knocked out of you and, for the moment, everything just stops until you can gather yourself. That’s despair.


Think about it. The nature of perfection is that there is only one capable of perfection and that is Jesus. Apart from his perfection there is none. God is not asking you and I to be perfect, especially when life gets tough and we may be at wit’s end.


God’s Word tells us: “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” (Romans 2:7).


There are those who bump into despair and can’t go any further. They turn around, looking for a safer path away from the things that cause hurt, disappointment and hopelessness. But there is another kind of person, the one who locks horns with despair and wrestles rather than run. It’s not that they relish the conflict they just can’t be anything less than persistent.


“I pray today in Jesus name that each of us is given the spirit of persistence when despair enters into our lives and there is no way to turn. May the Lord always provide us with the willingness to stop, survey and move on again. Amen!”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com

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Persistence?




Wrestle with it? If you’re like me, despairing happens. There is something about the uncertainties of life that just lend themselves to eventual despair. You know the feeling. It’s like getting all the wind knocked out of you and, for the moment, everything just stops until you can gather yourself. That’s despair.


Think about it. The nature of perfection is that there is only one capable of perfection and that is Jesus. Apart from his perfection there is none. God is not asking you and I to be perfect, especially when life gets tough and we may be at wit’s end.


God’s Word tells us: “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” (Romans 2:7).


There are those who bump into despair and can’t go any further. They turn around, looking for a safer path away from the things that cause hurt, disappointment and hopelessness. But there is another kind of person, the one who locks horns with despair and wrestles rather than run. It’s not that they relish the conflict they just can’t be anything less than persistent.


“I pray today in Jesus name that each of us is given the spirit of persistence when despair enters into our lives and there is no way to turn. May the Lord always provide us with the willingness to stop, survey and move on again. Amen!”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com

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