It is apparent that there is a war on every hand, turmoil within our country, drought, fires, and famine spreading, and disparagement among the peoples, including the people of God.
As I have been recuperating from a serious car accident, I could not foresee that as I took a sabbatical from blog writing that it would also be a time necessary for physical healing, as I made that decision prior to the accident. As you know, I decided to write my latest book, The Weapons Of Our Warfare during that time, and I did; however, it wasn’t the easiest tasks that I had committed myself to.
As I mention in the book,
“I arise every day with a reminder that I am not physically healed, as of yet. Pain greets me in the morning, follows me around all day and then says goodnight to me when I lay my head on the pillow for rest. But can I tell you this, while I am writing this book, during the process, I sense such an anointing upon me, that I do not sense pain while I am typing away His Truth on each page, praying that you will get hold of it and run with it, once you read this book.” (Excerpt from “The Weapons Of Our Warfare.”)
Why Do Some Persevere While Others Fail?
What causes some people to persevere and others to abandon the call of God on their lives? I have often asked this same question through the years, but this side of finishing my latest project, I can truthfully say that I understand it all the more.
We find the writer of Hebrews declaring,
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” (Hebrews 12: 1- 2a) NKJV
The very truth of the matter is that a “faith runner” doesn’t throw in the towel when trouble arises. They cling to their faith, their passion, their call all the more, declaring that “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us…,” ( Eph. 3:20) NAS
Faith Can’t Be Seen Without Works
You see, that power working within us is not a conjured up, hyped up or made up fixation of a delirious mind. That power, which is the faith given to all believers, sustains us in times of turmoil, trials and tribulation! James 2:17 says that “Faith without works is dead.”
So, it takes our faith in action for others to primarily ascertain what the power of faith can accomplish. That same power, the power of our faith allows us to have the endurance that Paul spoke about when running the race of faith. Without it, we will stop running, stop pressing onward and cease in our calling or passion for carrying the cross of Christ. In doing so, we have prevented others from catching the fire that burns within our hearts, bringing about un-abandoned submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ!
Are You A Quitter?
Have you given up in your season of trouble? Take courage dear one, for Jesus said,
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16: 33) NKJV
By Jane Morin
About the Author
Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!