Don’t Give Up

My Dear Friends,

So many are giving up and giving in to despondency, discouragement, disappointment and depression. You may have lost everything, but you can start all over if you do not lose hope. We are told in Is. 43:18, 19, “Forget what happened! Don’t think about the past. I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it? I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.”

So many are now depressed because the pain of the past and the unmet expectations of the present have removed all real hope for the future. As a result, all they can think about is how are they going to escape the present situation they are in which appears hopeless with no real future. David felt that way when he said in Ps. 55:6-7 “Oh that I had wings like a dove… Then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness.” Paul in a moment of distress told the Galatians, “Lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain” (Gal. 4:11). All of us have had those periods in our lives when we have felt like quitting…

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