Never Give In
What, then shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
World War II ravaged through Europe for more than two years. The Axis forces looked invincible. England had suffered massive air raids by German forces in late 1940, and again in the spring of 1941.
On October 29, 1941, Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, visited the Harrow School for boys—his alma mater—to speak to its students. What message did the times demand? What could Churchill say to these young men in the face of the Blitzkrieg that seized Europe, leveled London, and cast their lives and futures into a thick fog of uncertainty? His words were simple, moving, and unforgettable: “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give in. Never give in. Never give in. Never give in.”
Perseverance. It’s born of faith. It’s nourished by hope. And it’s a sure sign of strength of character. What role does it play in your Christian life?
“When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.” - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.