Never, ever, ever give up. Continue in persistent prayer. Ed Hird is the author of Battle for the Soul of Canada, a terrific resource of stories of real men and women who faithfully followed God and made a difference in people’s lives.
This is a wonderful post on the power of perseverance.
By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird
Winston Churchill is famous for his advice during the Battle of Britain: “Never, ever, ever give up. Never give up. Never give up.” It is so easy to let setbacks set us back, to let disappointments discourage us. We can lose our first love, our original passion, our vision and focus.
Perseverance is the key to breakthrough in our lives, our marriages, our families and our work. Without perseverance, we don’t finish well, we don’t fight the good fight, we don’t keep the faith. The Good Shepherd once told a story in Luke 18:1-8 about a widow who was being exploited by a corrupt judge. Widows have historically been some of the most powerless people, lacking protection and financial resources. In some countries around the world, widows were even burned alive (Sati) on their husband’s funeral pyre. This widow had no bribe to pay…
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