Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 30
Verse 10: If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
Strength is not measured by the task you undertake. Many people bite off more than they can chew. Some folks do well for a season while things are not too difficult, but when the trying time comes, they give up, give in, or walk away. In the parable of the Sower, Jesus describes those who start out well but fail to finish as, "someone who hears the word and receives it with joy. But they have no root and last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away."
The Apostle Paul writes in Galatians 6:9, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Like today's gold nugget says, "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small." Jesus also said in Luke 9:62, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Throughout the Scriptures, God makes it clear that He is looking for endurance in His disciples. Jesus once said, "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved." It is true, life can be difficult, but with Christ in us, we can surrender to His strength and complete anything in our path. As Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Lord, help me to surrender to you and trust in your strength to accomplish all things on this journey. Help me not faint. I am not a quitter. Amen
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