Don’t Ever Let Go

images (3)Regardless of what is happening in your life, don’t ever let go of your faith in God. Regardless, of how you feel, don’t ever let go. As long as you are holding on to your faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, you can make it. As one preacher said, “If you don’t let go, God won’t let go!” Consider King Solomon’s writing in Ecclesiastes 9:11, concerning those that overcome in life,

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”(KJV)

When Solomon referred to “…the race…,” then, “…the battle…,” he was talking about achieving in life. Furthermore, he used the analogy of a race to make the point that the race of life is not given to the fastest person. Nor does the strongest person always win the battle. Then, he saw something else, in his anointed scientific quest to find real meaning in life. Solomon saw “…men of understanding…,” and men who were very skillful who could not obtain wealth, riches or special favor to save their lives.

He concluded time and chance happened to them all. In other words life, at some point, gives everybody some form of blessing and some form of a raw deal. It is not what happens to you in life, it is what you make of what happens to you that counts. When most people face the devastating raw deals of life they feel that life has unfairly mistreated them and they get discouraged and want to give-up.

Why Is this Happening to Me?

This is the familiar cry of many who really must face the worse that life has to offer. Why is this happening, because of the time that you are living in and the decisions that you and others have made. Our decisions really do affect those around us. But God is able to override the time, chance, and negative decisions and give you an expected end of favor!

I don’t mean to diminish your suffering and hardships in anyway. I have personally faced some that would drive most people to the brink. But I learned a couple of things in my suffering and disappointments: it is not over until God says its over. Furthermore, I learned to :”hang on in there,” as the old preachers used say, “...and see what the end is going to be.”

In short, don’t ever let go of your belief that God loves you and,

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28 {KJV}).

Just because of the very fact that God has a signifcant plan for your life, causes the devil to do everything in his power to ruin your life and stifle the dreams that God has placed within you. Yet, if you do like Abraham who was called by God: “the Father of Many Nations“, when he was a old man and had no children, but believed God anyway, you will succeed.

If you know anything about Abraham’s story, you know that it was many years from the time that God gave him the promise to the actual birth of his promised son. In other words, Abraham was a old man when he received the promise (about 75), but he was 100 years old when the promise was fulfilled. Never-the-less, through it all, and through the years Abraham fiercely held to his belief that God would not fail him. Abraham decided to never let go of his faith. And it paid off.

It was through his promised seed that ultimately the nation of Israel would come about. Then, the great kings of Israel like King David, and King Solomon would be born. Yet, those are not the best that Abraham’s unfailing faith brought.  Ultimately the Messiah Jesus the Christ would come through the lineage of Abraham and would Save the world from sin to those who believe in him.

All of the faith in Judaism and in Christianity derived from from a childless old man who made the decision: If You Don’t Ever Let Go, It will Pay Off In the End.

 I will let the Apostle Paul conclude  this message from I Corinthians 9:24,

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain”(KJV).

A-men

 

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