I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing (by the plots of my Jewish opponents).
There are times when we will go through something so difficult we cannot see the light of day through our tears and our faith is being severely tested. You might even feel like giving up on God but that’s when you need Him most. Prayer is the most powerful weapon you have. Cry out to God, He hears you and He loves you. Don’t give up instead give it all to God.
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
No matter how many times you cry out to God for strength He will be there. He hears you every single time. Don’t give up, don’t stop seeking the Lord. Don’t let anything keep you from seeking His face.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
God wants you to run the race he planned and designed specifically for you, not anyone else’s race. Ask God for the strength and courage to get rid of anything that comes between you and him. Keep your eyes focused on God, seek his will for your life and don’t give up.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.
We don’t always need to change our circumstances, sometimes we just need to change the way we see them. No matter what you are going through keep rejoicing in the Lord, keep praying, and giving thanks to God. Don’t give up on God because he won’t give up on you. Let God have control over your life and he’ll turn your test into a testimony.
If you need something you should go directly to the source. Take it to God in prayer, be bold and confident with your personal petitions, with the right motives, and be persistent. If your prayers are not answered immediately keep praying, keep asking, and keep believing.
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
We all have times when we feel discouraged and we feel like giving up. If the Lord has put a “work” in your heart he will make a way for you to do it. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, because it might be, but that’s okay because God is on your side. Be strong and don’t give up!