Yesterday I updated my Facebook status with the words ‘I give up’ and at the point when I wrote those words that’s exactly how I felt. A dear friend feared for her daughter. Dr’s weren’t being supportive and I was simply frustrated with life.
Roll forward a few hours and I was just walking into alpha when a wise man told me simply he didn’t like my status “you can never give up”.
What truth was in those words? Even in the darkest moments we know we have to carry on. We couldn’t just sit still and say enough is enough. Our bodies would go into self-preservation mode and we would become hungry, thirsty, have to use the bathroom.
Think back to the times when you were ready to give up, what happened? A kind word from a friend, a cuddle from a child, a phone call from your spouse.
Something that reminded you of the light in the midst of darkness!
We never give up!
Somehow, something, someone gives you strength and hope.
For me my faith ensures that I am never alone. That when I cannot find strength in myself I know I can turn to the Lord and find my strength in him.
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 40:31, NIV
My hope, my strength can be found in my children’s hugs, my husband’s smile, my friends words.
We can’t give up, life is full of hope.
“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who he has given us.”