Never Give Up

Read 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that. (1 Corinthians 1:7-9 MSG)

It’s amazing to read these words and think about what Paul is proclaiming. The God of the universe will never give up on you! The one who created the earth and everything in it out of nothing will never give up on you! The God who parted the Red Sea and provided for his people for 40 years in the desert will never give up on you! The God who became flesh in Jesus will never give up on you! The God who through Jesus healed the sick, made blind people see, lame people walk, fed 5000+ people from a few loaves a bread and fish, turned over the tables in the temple, raised Lazarus from the dead, died on the cross and rose again… NEVER GIVES UP ON YOU! How amazing is that? No matter what life brings, never forget that.

One of the ways I have been reminded of this truth over the years is through a song by a guy most people have never heard of. Pierce Pettis. You might know some of his songs, but chances are you don’t know him. This song is called “God Believes in You”. You can listen by clicking on the video below.

When you start to doubt that you exist
God believes in you
Confounded by the evidence
God believes in you

When your light burns so dim
When your chances seem so slim
And you swear you don’t believe in him
God believes in you

When you rise up just to fall again
God believes in you
Deserted by your closest friends
God believes in you

When you’re betrayed with a kiss
You turn your cheek to another fist
It does not have to end like this
God believes in you

Oh, everything matters
If anything matters at all
Everything matters
No matter how big, no matter how small
Oh, God believes in you
God believes in you

When you’re so ashamed that you could die
God believes in you
And you can’t do right even though you try
God believes in you

Blessed are the ones who grieve
The ones who mourn, the ones who bleed
In sorrow you sow but in joy you reap
God believes in you

God believes in you. God never gives up on you! In Jesus you have all that you need for today and forever.

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