Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When You Feel Like Giving Up

We've all reached that breaking point at one time or another; the mountain you're climbing starts to feel endless and you begin to wonder if there is any point in continuing to climb. It seems that it would be easier to just stop and camp wherever you are. You need to rest.

Are you feeling this way? Are you just absolutely exhausted? Please hear my heart today, friend. Don't give up. I know it's tempting and I know it seems easier, but Jesus is waiting with arms open wide to give you that rest.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 
~Matthew 11:28

The Lord replied, "My presence will go with you and I will give you rest."
~Exodus 33:14

My should finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
~Psalm 62:1-2

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
~Psalm 73:26

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
~Psalm 91:1

Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
~Psalm 116:7

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
~Isaiah 40:29-31

I'm the world's worst about neglecting that rest. My mind automatically wants to bear the title of Wonder Woman and do everything for every body and I think that's a pretty common struggle. But we can only keep it up for so long and then when we reach that breaking point, instead of realizing we are so unbelievably tired because we've been trying to do it all on our own, we just want to give up. So friend, I am here to remind you today that you are no quitter.

I know you may be exhausted. You may be feeling down on yourself and wondering what else you could possibly have to give. You. Are. Priceless. You were bought at a price that could only be paid by the Most High King and He paid it because He loves you. 

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
~Exodus 14:14

Friend, I don't know what mountain you're climbing; I don't know what battle you are fighting; but I do know that you don't have to do it alone. You can rest in peace knowing that the One who has already conquered the world is fighting for you. So instead of giving up, give it to Him. Let Him fight for you. Crawl into His loving arms and rest awhile. 

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  1. This is so true! Thankfully I've never felt like giving up completely but have come really close! Too much on my plate with things of my own undertaking as well as what the world added. And I realized I wasn't Wonder Woman.😜 Jesus doesn't do for us what we choose to not let Him do! We have to ask and allow Him into our hearts for His promises to be effective. I'm thankful for the Scriptures you shared which remind us of His promises to help us! Love you much!


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