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In Touch - May 9, 2006

  • 2006 May 09

In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Tuesday May 9, 2006

Never Give Up

Hebrews 11:23-29


Winston Churchill, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister during World War II,

included a now-famous quote in a speech to students of his former school: “Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty… Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”


As Christians, we are called to wait on God until He acts on our behalf. In order to resist the urge to give up, we must not focus on our circumstances. Hebrews 11:17 says that Moses endured his trials “as seeing Him who is unseen” — he consistently looked for God and His will. Standing on the shore of the Red Sea while the Egyptians prepared an attack, Moses clung to God’s promise of protection and called out, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD” (Exodus 14:13). The sea parted and the Israelites escaped what seemed to be an impossible situation.


Moses triumphed over many dangerous and difficult situations because he was committed to doing God’s work. Too often modern believers are devoted to pleasure, comfort, or our “rights.” When the Lord’s will interferes with those priorities, we falter. But a genuine commitment to God with no exceptions means nothing can induce us to give up.


Our unchanging Lord never deserts His children; He encourages us to cast our cares on Him (Hebrews 13:5, 8; 1 Peter 5:7). These beautiful assurances are ours to claim when we are tempted to quit. Put your faith in Him, cling to His promises, and commit to His way. Never give up!


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