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God never misses a one of us that trusts and follows him. Sometimes as we are going it is easy to become discouraged. Often the impact we are making won’t be evident in our lifetime. Walking by faith truly means that we have to believe God even though we cannot see the result. It is often difficult and depressing. We feel like an Island and storm after storm pounds our beaches.

The great news is two-fold. First, you are never alone. Not only is the Holy Spirit with us to comfort guide and teach us, but, we are surrounded by fellow soldiers also in the midst of daily struggles. We have to learn to be open and honest—vulnerable to those in the church and look to them for prayer and assistance.

Second, God sees your faith and will recognize it and you when it counts. This is not our home. When we return to heaven, our home, you can be assured that a proud Father will waste no time recognizing your faith and actions in this battle. We will be so surprised when we get to see what our faith has accomplished—Do not Give up, give in or give over any aspect of your life to our enemy—stand firm, trust me, God will notice!

God Bless You

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning;[e] they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.

39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.