Life can overwhelm us.
Throughout our lifetime, we'll be confronted with situations that will test our will, challenge our determination, and define our character. Although our limits will sometimes be challenged, quitting shouldn't be an option.
The journey of life is challenging to walk through. Your marriage may be on the rocks. Your child may be failing in school. You've experienced the loss of a loved one. You and your best friend are at odds, and your finances are unstable. Life comes with a plethora of mountains and valleys. Yet, Psalm 46:1 encourages us with these words: "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
THIS BATTLE IS NOT YOURS!
Perhaps you are at a crossroads in your walk with the Lord. You love God with all of your heart. You are serving Him, praying to Him; perhaps you have joined in the fast and are seeking a breakthrough from God. But all you appear to receive is more of the same. Nothing is changing for the better; things are only getting worse. And you want to call it quits!
You will be tempted and tested throughout life! The Christian life is not a playground. It isn't fun and games. It's a battleground, and as you fast, you're participating in Spiritual Warfare. At some point, you'll undergo a test. The question is, will you let your circumstances overwhelm you? Or will you push through with the power of Christ? It's Satan's job to try and get you off-course! He will throw all sorts of battles our way. However, 2 Chronicles 2:15 tells us, "Do not be afraid or discouraged … for the battle is not yours, but God's."
YOU CAN MAKE IT!
Is there something you are contemplating giving up on right now? Is it your relationship, ministry, family, or hope for your health? God sees, and He knows what you are going through. He wants you to focus on Him and seek Him for total victory! Galatians 6:9 encourages us with these words, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Our Heavenly Father has a set time for us to receive our BREAKTHROUGH! If you quit, you might miss your miracle. Don't Give Up! Don't Quit! Remember, Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
You Will Make It!
We want to help you experience a sense of renewal in your life as we kick off the new year. At the end of the 21 days of Prayer & Fasting, we believe we will hear amazing stories of the many ways God has worked in us and through us in this season of faithfulness to Him! For additional resources, check out the links below:
- MESSAGE: For the entire message from Part 4 of Liquid Church's "Breakthrough" Series, "Don’t Quit," click here.
- ARTICLE: The Power of Prayer - Do you struggle with prayer? Do you find it hard to verbalize or form the words of what you want to say to God when you pray? To understand the power you possess when you pray, click here.
- DEEP BREATHE: Deep Breath is a daily devotional text message that comes straight to your phone Monday through Friday. These short videos help you get your morning going with a dose of Scripture, guided prayer, and some motivation from Pastor Tim Lucas to start your day. To get started, sign up here.