Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
A dear friend of mine has been sick for a long time. Many people from our church, community and around the world have been praying for healing. Last Saturday God healed him in the form of a new heart. I am thankful we didn't give up praying.
As I think about my friend it reminded me of a story I read about a person that was very ill. She was comatose with a tracheostomy in her throat, a feeding tube in her stomach and had been in that condition for a year and a half. The doctors gave Diane (not her real name) no hope for living, let alone coming out of the coma. Even if she did regain consciousness, she would basically be a vegetable because of her extensive brain damage, or so the doctors believed.
God restored Diane! He healed her brain, the outer layer of which the doctors said had been totally destroyed by a virus. Every part of it was covered with infection. "No hope," they said.
The front page of the Dayton Daily News (not the real place or newspaper) read, "Woman Awake, Alive, Healthy After Two Years in Coma." The doctors called it a "medical miracle." "We have no explanation," they said, though they stopped short of giving God the glory.
We don't wait well. We're into microwaving; God, on the other hand, is usually into marinating.
A lack of endurance is one of the greatest causes of defeat, especially in prayer. We don't wait well. But we read in Galatians 6:9: "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary"
I've learned that no one is born a prayer hero. They are shaped and refined on the practice field of life.
A Hollywood talent judge once said of Fred Astaire, one of the top singers, dancers and actors of all time: "Can't act. Can't sing. Can dance a little." I'm sure Satan has passed his judgment on each of us at times. Thank God for His grace, patience and commitment to us.
God is Faithful, don’t give up.
Dear Lord, give us the strength to endure through all things. Help u snot give up but keep pressing on toward the goal of reaching our world for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.