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Inside: Bible Verses for When You Want to Give Up. (Free printable scripture cards)
Have you quit going to the gym yet? Do you even bother making New Year’s resolutions?
As a Christian, we know that God’s work is not complete in us and we must press on toward the goal. (Philippians 3:12)
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Our goal as Christians is to become more like Jesus.
- What we put in our bodies.
- How we love and discipline our children
- Or what we say to the bully at school or work
That’s a hard pill to swallow at times. The least resistant path would be to eat junk food, send my kids to their respective screens or respond in like to the bully. But I know that’s not the answer.
So what are we as imperfect sinners to do?
I often don’t feel equipped as an ordinary woman with no official theological training to even begin to answer this question.
And while we should listen to those with more wisdom or training, we are not all called to be a theologian, a preacher, or graduate of a Bible or seminary school.
But we are called to be students of His Word. So the best place to start is through scripture.
The more I’m in the word, the more scripture comes to mind at just the right time.
The following verses have helped me when my ordinary days feel heavy or when my prayers begin to weaken. Thank goodness I don’t have to carry the burdens alone.
10 Bible Verses for When You Want to Give Up.
1. Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
2. 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NLT)
3. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: (NIV)
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
4. Ephesians 4: 23-24: (NIV)
5. Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
6. Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
7. Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
8. Romans 5:4 (NLT)
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
9. Philippians 3:14 (NLT)
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
10.Proverbs 4:25 (NIV)
Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
So whether you need:
- Encouragement to keep driving to a job you hate,
- strength for one more hard day of parenting,
- or grace for skipping the gym again
May the word of God fill your heart with all his goodness and grace.
Lay your burdens on Christ, who took all our sins and burdens on him.
He can handle it. For he is the perfector of our faith.
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