Life can be really hard, right?! If you’re alive chances are you’ve been through something difficult in your lifetime. When it comes to struggle it’s important that we don’t compare ourselves to others. What is difficult to you, might not be difficult or more difficult for someone else, but we’re talking about YOU! There is good news though – the Holy Spirit can help you keep going when you feel like giving up!
John 16:13 promises that the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit, will guide us into all truth. Yes, struggles are real and often elicit a wide range of negative emotions. But you are not alone. You have the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)!
Truth Will Help You Keep Going
There is a promise in the Word of God that is a sure fire way to help you keep going. It’s found in John 8:32, “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Let’s be honest, when we want to give up it’s because we don’t feel free. We often feel stuck with no way out. Can you relate?! You might not want to give up completely, but is there an area of your life where you just don’t know what to do other than give up? There is hope!
No matter how you feel the Word of God is true. Therefore, it is a spiritual law that truth will set us free. So how do we get the truth in our hearts so that we can keep going? We find the truth by getting into the Word of God; for it is Truth!
Truth Will Help You Keep Going
Slowly read through this list of scriptures out loud and allow the Holy Spirit to speak truth to your heart. Stand on the promise in Romans 10:17 NKJV that says, “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” By doing this you the Holy Spirit will lead you into truth, the truth will set you free, and you can keep going!
Freedom is your portion as a son or daughter of the Most High God. Jesus died so that you could live free. It’s time to take your place as His child. Let’s not give up! Let’s keep going for the Kingdom of God is near!
5 Truths For The Battle Weary
Galatians 6:9-10 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. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Exodus 14:13-14 NIV – “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
2 Chronicles 20:17 NKJV – “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”
James 4:7-8 NKJV – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
Ephesians 6:10-12 NKJV – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Now that you’ve read through these verse. Does anything stick out? What is the Holy Spirit highlighting to you? Write it what He’s revealing somewhere where you can refer to it often. Remember the promise…the truth will set you free!
The Holy Spirit Is Your Helper
Jesus left the earth over 2000 years ago, but you don’t have to do life alone. You have been given the Holy Spirit. He is the third person of the Godhead and the one living on the earth today. The Holy Spirit wants to be your Comforter and Guide.
Here are three important truths about the Holy Spirit that will help you be confident of His connection with you and through you.
#1 – The Holy Spirit lives in YOU!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price.”
You are the temple of the Holy Spirit. He could live anywhere, but He lives inside of you! You are not alone. The Holy Spirit is with you always. He is our Helper (John 14:26) and He will lead you (John 16:13) in the way to overcome and reveal the abundant life. You don’t have to go looking for help. The Helper is in you!
#2 – The Holy Spirit gives you POWER!
Acts 1:8 NIV – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Do you feel weak when you’re ready to give up? You can keep going because His power is made perfect in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). The Holy Spirit isn’t just strengthening you either! He wants to fill you with His power to overcome and keep going!
#3 – The Holy Spirit will teach you ALL things!
John 14:26 NIV – “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 is an invitation to “trust in the Lord with all your heart” and to “lean not on your own understanding“. When you feeling like giving up you can keep going because the Holy Spirit will “teach you all things.” Those “all things” include how to get out of the struggle you find yourself in. The Holy Spirit is the best teacher for He knows all things. After all, He is the Great I AM (Exodus 3:14).
You are not alone. The Holy Spirit is with you. He is available all day, every day to guide you, lead you, and fill you with His power. There is no reason to give up. There is hope in Him.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, forgive me for the times that I’ve trusted in my own efforts and neglected to turn to You as my Helper. Holy Spirit, lead and guide me through the struggles I’m facing. I choose to partner with You and keep going. I trust that I will reap a harvest if I do not give up, amen!