Sunday, 15 April 2018

Giving Up

It happens to all of us I suppose at one time or another.

We try to achieve something, but the more we try the more we fail. We try again and again and we fail one more time. We’re so tired of trying to achieve our goal that we feel like giving up.

It is said that on His way to Calvary Jesus fell to the ground three times. It is not Biblical of course, but we can assume that He must have stumbled or fallen at least once.

He was exhausted. He had been beaten, mocked, spat upon and tortured. His disciples had run away in fear, one of whom even denied Him three times, He must have been totally exhausted carrying His Cross up that hill.

That's enough to make anybody give up.

Jesus could have stayed there on the ground and died on the spot. But He got up. Three times, He got up and continued His journey to a cruel and very painful death.

He did it for us. He did it because His Father asked Him to.

Let that be our inspiration to try once again when we feel like giving up.

10 comments:

  1. I don't like to think of this. Why did it have to be so brutal?

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  2. Jesus never gave up until he uttered, "It is finished." Thank you, dear Savior, for never giving up on us.
    Blessings, Victor!

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  3. yes, yes. all we have to do is remember to speak His name in those times when it feels like all is lost.

    and in the good seasons, too.

    He must love it when His children reach out for His tender touch.

    thanks for this thoughtful post, Victor ...

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  4. Thank you, Linda, for your kind comments.

    God bless.

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  5. Calling on His name has worked over and over for me. Thanks for your prayers!

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  6. My life verse comes to mind.
    I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.
    So glad we have a Savior who is always there for us.

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    1. I like that verse from the Bible. Thank you Happyone.

      God bless you.

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