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When Tomorrow Comes

The Ninth Life

There have been times when I thought I wouldn’t make it. Times when I thought I didn’t have enough strength left within me to take whatever I was going through any longer. Times when life didn’t seem fair. Times when I wanted to throw in the towel, walk out of the door, and give up. Times when all I could do was cry out to my Heavenly Father, “Help me! I need you!”

But as I reflect, it was during the difficult times that God showed me His compassion and wisdom. Although I could not physically see His presence, He dried every one of my tears with the warmth of His Holy Spirit. He listened with open ears when no one else seemed to care or understand. And, He would always ask me the same question, “If you give up now, what will you do when tomorrow comes?”

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Stopping Too Soon

In case some of you missed this one, I wanted to reblog it. We don’t want to quit, stop, or slow down when only a few more steps puts us across the finish line—where victory waits.

Charles Earl Harrel

Read 2 Kings 13:1 through 15:12; Luke 22:63 through 23:12

RunnerPeople are success minded. Some study all night hoping for a better grade at school or work harder at their job expecting an increase in salary. Athletes rush a few extra yards striving for the first down, and runners pick up the pace in the final lap to shave a few seconds off the clock. When friends play a board game like Monopoly, they are not thinking about losing. For the most part, people enjoy winning and hate defeat.

Believers should feel the same way about their Christian walk. They may spend additional time praying for success in a certain situation, yet they often quit interceding before their victory is complete. Did God ask them to stop?

The man of God . . . said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated…

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Stopping Too Soon

Read 2 Kings 13:1 through 15:12; Luke 22:63 through 23:12

RunnerPeople are success minded. Some study all night hoping for a better grade at school or work harder at their job expecting an increase in salary. Athletes rush a few extra yards striving for the first down, and runners pick up the pace in the final lap to shave a few seconds off the clock. When friends play a board game like Monopoly, they are not thinking about losing. For the most part, people enjoy winning and hate defeat.

Believers should feel the same way about their Christian walk. They may spend additional time praying for success in a certain situation, yet they often quit interceding before their victory is complete. Did God ask them to stop?

The man of God . . . said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times” (2 Kings 13:19).

football rusherA coach would never stop a player on the 3rd yard line, when 3 more yards scores the winning touchdown. Neither will God tell us to stop praying until our triumph is certain. God understands what it takes for a complete victory. Therefore, we should pray until we have assurance that victory is ours.

Thought for Today: What if the enemy’s defeat and your victory are only 3 days away?                                                             —Charles Earl Harrel

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