Hebrews 12:1, Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…

Job 31:4, Does He not see my ways and count my every step?

Luke 12:7, Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

The current sermon series at Cottonwood Creek Church is entitled, “Bold: Living An Audacious Faith.” What do you do when you feel like giving up? We all have those moments when we no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel. The cause for our darkness might be due to a truly difficult struggle in our life circumstances:  maybe a health issue, a broken relationship, a financial problem, or even personal depression, and we start to wonder if we have the strength persevere. God says, “Faith means I refuse to Give up!”

Hebrews 12:1 gives us a powerful reason to keep on keeping on. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for usGod is saying, “Don’t’ give up, because all of Heaven is cheering for you!”  God already knows everything about you, and He loves you in spite of it all!

Take care and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D