Keep Going

10 “But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold. -Job 23:10

Do you ever feel like giving up? Feel like God’s abandoned you? Feel like you’re all alone in your battle? I know I do. It’s easy to say that everything is awesome and we never go through any struggles as Christians, but it simple isn’t true. While living for God is awesome, Jesus said we’d have trouble in this world, but to fear not, cause He’s overcome the world!

I was listening to a daily devotion by Rick Renner the other day and he spoke about how interested God is in our character development. I started thinking back to a lot of things I had to go through in life that weren’t easy and made me want to quit. I recognized that going through some of those things were absolutely critical to become the man of God I am today. I also recognize that to be the man God intends me to be in five more years, I’ll have to go through even more tests and trials!

All of us will have seasons in life when we’re going through trials. In fact, if you haven’t gone through a testing period lately, I would submit to you that you’re not growing in your relationship with God. But there is always hope in the midst of any battle!

James said to count it joy when you go through trials, because your faith & endurance has a chance to grow, and when you get through to the other side of your battle, you’ll be perfect, complete, and lacking nothing!

God knows where you are, and He is developing you into the man or woman of God He has created you to be. To get there, we’re going to have to go through some things, but take heart, because God loves YOU so much that knows exactly where you are, exactly where you’re going, exactly the timing He needs you to get there, and how to get you there.

Don’t Quit – Keep Going

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