Have you ever prayed for something, and felt like your prayers were just bouncing off the ceiling? For the last several years, God has taught me a lot about persistence in prayer.
Because I persevered with faith in Him and did not give up in doubt and unbelief, I have seen God’s gracious answers to prayers, right on time! There are some new prayers in my heart now, and I am pressing into God until I see a break-through. Like the widow who kept pestering the judge until he gave her justice in Luke 18:1-3, we must keep praying to God until He responds. God wants to be good to us and to bless us!
God hears our prayers, no matter what we see with our eyes right now. And He answers in incredible ways, often way beyond our hopes and expectations. “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Don’t quit ~ keep praying!
Today I ran across a poem and some good quotes on not giving up, and wanted to share them here with you.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
when he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst, that you must not quit.
– C. W. Longenecker
Never Give Up
– Winston Churchill
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
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