2018-06-04 - Don't Give Up, Don't Quit
"I haven’t forgotten you. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories." (Isaiah 41:9-10 CEV)
We recently added two cats to our household. When the feline sisters first came to live with us, they didn't seem glad we were their new family. This fact made my family sad, but we persevered, and continued to love and care for them. Two months have passed, and while they are still skittish and independent, they are right at home with us, now. The kitten no longer hides under the sofa, but plops to play, at every opportunity. As I type this devotional, the brown cat is nestled in a blanket, sleeping next to me. Oh, to have that in life-peace and contentment.
Lord, It's so easy to want to quit. Please help me stay on Your path, and give me the favor and grace to achieve Your will, especially when things are hard. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.