I Really Felt Like Giving Up…

dont give up

Have you ever felt like giving up? This question may have come across your way at one time or the other. Some weeks ago, I actually felt like giving up. I just couldn’t muster any strength to go on. I was frustrated, angry, confused and just TIRED.

I don’t know if you have ever felt like giving up but it’s a terrible feeling. A feeling of hopelessness and frustration. You just begin to wonder what you have done wrong, what you had missed that would have warranted the present predicament. Have your prayers not been enough? Does God still love you?

During this period I realized I was just bearing a burden I didn’t need to bear. God just kept pointing me in His direction while I was busy looking elsewhere. The realization brought me much comfort and I just smiled to myself. My feeling of hopelessness made see the hope in Christ in a new light. When others go through trying times and it’s so easy to encourage them to be strong. When you pass through trying times yourself, it’s not easy to take your own advice. You want to vent and whine.

This is for all of you who are feeling like giving up. I have felt that way and I know it’s painful. Remember Jeremiah 29:11. God sees it all. I pray God grants you grace through this time. I pray He helps you realize that all you need is in Him. He is working it out. You may be tired of holding on, allow Him to hold you. Rest in Him. It is well

The song for this week is Just Be Held by Casting Crowns. The song is such a blessing in times like these. I hope it ministers to you too.

You can listen here – www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIZitK6_IMQ

Just Be Held– Casting Crowns

1.

Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on

And when you’re tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There’s freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go

Chorous

So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world’s not falling apart, its falling into place
I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held

2.

If your eyes are on the storm
You’ll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You’ll know I always have and I always will

And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands

Bridge

Lift your hands, lift your eyes
In the storm is where you’ll find Me
And where you are, I’ll hold your heart
I’ll hold your heart
Come to Me, find your rest
In the arms of the God who won’t let go

BLESSINGS!

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