Today’s Devotion

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He Did Not Give Up  
Hebrews 12:2 – “Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s throne.”
It’s easy to stay the course when things are good. It’s also easy to stay the course when trouble catches us by surprise in life. The hard time is when you see it coming head on.
I have the greatest tendency to give up when I see bad things coming. I know it’s inevitable that its coming just around the corner and I’m going to have to deal with it. There’s often just too much time to fret and worry.
Just like someone who looks to the horizon and sees a storm coming with a black sky, there is time to fret and worry. Often, during that prep time is when the anxiety and fear makes us want to say, “I give up!”
Here we see that Christ absolutely knew that the cross was coming. There was no question about it. He foresaw  every detail that was headed for Him.
It’s in these times that we are most apt as humans to give up on the course that is before us. It is in those times that scripture tells us to keep our eyes on Jesus. There just is no other choice.
Notice this verse doesn’t say to keep your eyes on the storm. It says to keep your eyes on the Lord. Look away from the trouble that is coming in.
Look solely to Christ to guide you. His wisdom and control is greater than the enemy.

Have a blessed day.

~Dean Burnetti