Hold On

 

 

THE PROMISE 

Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.
— 1 Timothy 6:12, NLT 

 

THE TESTIMONY 

How often the following experience has been the experience of the people of God: One says, “I was full of happiness last night, but this morning it is all gloom. I have lost the blessing of God...” 
 
I have had this experience... one trial of such a resolution proved to me that it was manifest distrust of the word of God. The Lord brought me back to the point from which I started, and I resolved not to seek to bring the Lord to my terms. 
 
I felt humbled as never before, and I was willing to trust my heavenly Father to lead me as he would. I would say, “Lord, I have asked for thy Holy Spirit to lead me, I take up my pen and write, and I believe I shall have thy light and thy grace in doing this work.” 
 
While on earth, we can have help from heaven. I know this; for I have tested God a thousand times. I will walk out by faith. 
 
Let us continue to fight the good fight of faith, ceasing to doubt, and not striving to make terms with God. After I surrendered myself to God, I found out why I had seemed to lose the blessing of God. It was because earth and earthly things filled me with anxiety, and I worried about a thousand things that I had no right to be anxious about. 
 
Then what shall we do? Let us go to God, and say, “I commit all my troubles and perplexities to thee, and I know that I shall have thy help in all my tribulation, because thou hast promised it unto me. Thou hast said, ‘Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.’ ‘I am at your right hand to help you.’” 
 
Believe these words, trust in the promise of Jesus, and do your duty as it comes to you. If we manifested as much distrust of our friends as we do of God, they would feel that we had greatly wronged them. 
 
— The Review and Herald, October 11, 1892 

 

THE RESPONSE 

Say, “Lord, I have asked for Your Holy Spirit to lead me and I believe I shall have Your light and Your grace in doing this work.” 
 
Continue to fight the good fight of faith and cease to doubt. Surrender yourself to God. 
 
Go to God, and say, “I commit all my troubles and perplexities to You. I know I shall have Your help in all my tribulation because You promised it to me. You said, ‘Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.’ ‘I am at your right hand to help you.’” 
 
Believe these words, trust in the promise of Jesus and do your duty as it comes to you. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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