Recently I reached the four month mark since major back surgery. I would like to say I’ve been miraculously healed, but I’m still struggling. Over time my recovery process has worn me down physically, emotionally, and mentally. Satan has tempted me often over the past month to just give up and accept things will never get better.
Fortunately, I learned that the only way to overcome fear is with faith. I know that God will never up on me and I have no reason to give up on Him. Satan loves to pounce on us when we’re feeling down, discouraged, and depressed. Satan loves to make us believe that our situation is totally hopeless.
You see, Satan knows that if he can get into your mind he can get access to your heart. You might not be where you would like to be, but trust me with God’s help things can change. That change starts by putting your little hand in His big hand. Then, letting God carry you where you can’t carry yourself.
For me, I simply had to return back to the basics of my faith. I needed to believe that God is not done with me. I needed to believe that with God’s help I can do anything. I needed to keep faith walking day by day. This is simply doing everything I can, while trusting God to do everything I can’t.
I don’t know what you’re going through right now. But, I encourage you to never give up. Never give up on a God who will never give up on you. You might be weak, but He is strong. You might be tired, but He can renew your strength. Here is a passage of scripture that you should take to heart.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 41:28-31)