We live in a world where it’s very easy to give up hope. Especially when the most dominant news in the media is about the perils of life. It can be extremely difficult to reach for your dreams when everything around you is screaming defeat.

If you’ve been wrestling with the idea of giving up, you could be throwing away something wonderful―your future. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. Faith doesn’t work without hope because faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).

In other words, you have to hope that things canget better before you believe things will get better. The most amazing things in life tend to always happen the moment you’re about to give up.

So don’t do it! Keep pushing. If you fall down, get back up and try again. Success is not always a straight line, a perfect score, or a one-time prayer. It’s really about the resilience to keep going no matter what!

I encourage you today to never give up, never surrender to defeat, but always rise against all odds.

Scripture Focus:

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. – Psalm 31:24