Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sitting in the belly of a whale

You know those days....those days where you just need some good news.  Well, this verse came to me at just the right time :)  Hope it encourages you today.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Galatians 6:9

I easily give up.. but God is teaching me endurance right now.  When everything inside of me wants to give up...God ever-so-gently whispers...DO NOT GIVE UP.

I have been reading Jonah and am experiencing it in a new way.

Jonah 1:3
"But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD."  ........I have so been here...running from the Lord.

But God again whispers DO NOT GIVE UP. 

You see Jonah went on to do what the Lord asked and the Lord was faithful to him and the people of Nineveh. 

Praise God for His faithfulness even when I doubt and worry.


Alison said...

Well said! And so true...this a journey that you can't give up on! Praise God that He gives us the strength and endurance to make it!!

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