April 11 Devo ~ Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith
... 1 John 5:4”

Whatever you do, don’t quit! The Christian race isn’t a jog—it’s a demanding and grueling, sometimes agonizing race.

God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.

The apostle Paul dedicates a paragraph to listing trash bags: trash bags of troubles, problems, sufferings, hunger, nakedness, danger, and violent death. These are the very dumpsters of difficulty we hope to escape. Paul states their value. He said in Romans 8:37, “In all these things we have full victory through God.”

We’d prefer another preposition! We’d opt for “apart from all these things,” or “away from all these things,” or even “without all these things!” But Paul says, “In all these things.”

The solution is not to avoid trouble but to change the way we see our troubles. God can correct your vision! :angel:


Everyday Blessings by Max Lucado

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