As Christians there are times we grow weary. There are times life gets us down. There are moments that we just feel like giving up. That is if we are being honest with ourselves. Jesus knows our weakness and sympathizes with us. That is why Paul was inspired to write in 1st Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
The reason for the therefore that begins the verse is what proceeds it. The whole context of 1st Corinthians 15 is the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus defeating death through his resurrection is the reason we know our labor in the Lord is not in vain.
That is why as tempting as it is for me to kind of ride off into the sunset and take it easy, each day when I wake up with chronic pain, I start with prayer asking for help to be a blessing.
Think about your struggles, your biggest problems in life, and then think about Jesus defeating death through his resurrection. Then think about the truth, the fact, that you will be rewarded by Jesus in heaven for your labor in the Lord in this life.
It does not mean the struggles will automatically do away. Sometimes they will and sometimes they won’t. What it means is that we know Jesus is with us in the here and now and in heaven has a place for us and will reward us.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
27 thoughts on “Why We Do Not Give Up As Christians”
AMEN!!! We do feel like giving up at times. But oh, how good is the Grace and Mercy of God is.
The grace and mercy of God is awesome
Yes, it really is.
Life can certainly be difficult at times, and God never promised an easy time! But as you say, thank God that he goes with us through it all. Thanks for this great post
Life is hard at times but we cannot give up. Christ is in us and the did not give up. Keep moving forward. 😊
Amen press on focusing on Jesus
I am thankful God is with us through everything.
Always with us
I’m reminded of Galatians 6:9 when reading your post, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
great verse little sister
Are you subbing this year?
I have been and I have quite a few set up for a while!
Do you need roller skates to do it?
That’d be fun!! Probably break a leg though!!
Oh then no roller skates for you
Only the rare chance I get to go to the roller rink!! 😀
You should have someone holding you up at the rink so you don’t fall 😂
I understand the draw of the sunset Matt. I have from my work world but new things around the corner as walking with God allows no permanent couches of ease on the narrow trail.
It would be nice to have a temporary couch of ease 🙂
There is no sunset serving Jesus in this life but we have the Son to look forward to being with for all eternity
So very true Matt
Amen! Always, the Resurrection keeps our journey to eternity intact. Christ has prepared His way to our Father.
We have eternal hope
Amen! We must persevere!
We have Jesus so every reason to persevere
I think sometimes it is easy to give of ourselves so much that we might face a little burnout. I struggle with justifying taking care of myself. I need to learn how to make sure my cup is full so that I’m not trying to pour out Gods love from an empty cup.
We need to spend time with Jesus each day for refreshing
When we are tempted to give up, let us give in, more of God… The stronger the temptation, the stronger the grace will be provided…. Just take it in, and live it out…
Amen to that!!!