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Don’t Give Up – Luke 18:35-39

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Luke 18:35-39
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Ever been there before? Feeling like everything is going on all around you but just out of reach? Let’s face it. It can be a helpless feeling. When we’re going through something like that, all we can think of is “Why?” or “It’s just not fair.”

Those can be legitimate thoughts and feelings. However, if we’re honest about it, they can be coming from a “victim” perspective. Maybe we need to look at the situation from another view. Maybe the Father is wanting us to rise to the occasion? Instead of just giving up at the first sign of resistance, perhaps we need to yell out all the louder? It might just be a test. Don’t give up. Don’t give up.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, Shalom.

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