Never Give up – encouragement from your Heavenly Father
Never give up, My precious one, never give up, I say.
There’s raw power in your perseverance, and its molding you as My dear precious “clay”.
Never give up, My precious child, don’t give up, I tenderly say.
When your mind swirls with doubt and confusion–
forge onward, and continue to pray.
A precious surrender is worked within your waiting,
even in your pain, you become resilient, ever fresh,
Worked within, is a beauty as the golden olive,
which yields its finest oil in the deep crushing “press”.
But never err, thinking I delight in your afflictions,
that I simply do not care!
Nothing could be farther from the truth,
I feel your pain in the deep sufferings that we share.
You see, I do not ask anything of my children,
that My own Son did not bear.
Like Him, you too will overcome the world,
simply cling to Him, and rest in His care.
His grace you will find is sufficient,
He understands, with compassion, your pain,
Let me assure you all His ways are perfect,
There’s blazing glory awaiting you just ‘round the bend.
So, don’t dare believe the enemy who mocks you,
whose lies tempt you toward doubt and fear,
I expertly know what I am doing, my child…
in time it will all be made clear.
So keep pressing forward. Persevere onward.
Fight your fight with faith-filled prayers.
My very answer you are bringing forth,
as you continue onward in bold, steadfast prayer.
…We want each of you to show the same diligence to the very end, so that your hope may be fully assured. Then you will not be spiritually sluggish, but will imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort … Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out perseverance. (endurance and steadfastness and patience.) But let perseverance have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects – mature and complete], lacking in nothing.
Jesus told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to faint, lose heart, and give up.
Dig Deeper – Tap into the endless Rivers of Living Water — a poem from Heavenly Father
There’s something that I am doing,
the wait forces you to draw ever near.
You have a choice – will you continually choose to trust Me,
or will you give up in utter despair?
The wait forces your roots to forge deeper.
Its a “below the surface” kind of thing.
A work that isn’t readily visible to eyes
that are not perceptive to the mysterious workings of the King.
You see, those called with a mighty purpose,
are often vessels most crushed in the press.
Their foundation must be oh, so sturdy,
or they’d be utterly destroyed, when I massively bless.
Don’t give up on My Promises for you,
keep watering them in prayer.
Let the wait and the process, perfect you,
as you tend My Promises to you with great care.
I don’t waste a single heartache.
I see every hidden tear.
I hear your cries, echoing the very cries of My Son:
My “Father why have you forsaken me” here?
Trust Me, my chosen and precious child,
TRUST is the shiny golden thread.
Though it appears so very flimsy and fragile to you,
its tensile strength is tenacious, unbreakable, and fierce.
Trust me in the furnace.
Just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
I am the fourth man in YOUR furnace of affliction,
TRUST ME, I know just how far with you I must go.
When your carefully timed journey in the kiln is through,
your faith forged strong & refined as pure gold,
your character will be able to sustain the glory that awaits you then…
so My child, keep pressing on in faith, hope, and love.
I have chosen you and not rejected you. Fear not, for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Its as if I hear your heavenly Father saying to you — Trust Me, my precious and dearly beloved child. I gave My very life for you. I will not abandon you. I will complete the good work I began. It will be worth it. Hang on. I love you.
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