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Stand Strong Against Weariness
By Joel Osteen - Oct 18, 2016

God doesn't want you to go through life weary. When you get your mind going in the right direction, God will give you rest; He'll give you strength. Remember, nothing that's happened to you in the past has stopped God's plan for your life. You may have had some setbacks, but God is still on the throne. He knows how to get you to your destiny.

In scripture, when David faced some of his darkest days of adversity because of what His enemies had done, he had a choice to make. He could have been down and depressed, but instead, he stirred himself up. David not only stirred himself up, he got his men stirred up after what looked like terrible defeat. They went out and attacked the enemy and recovered everything that had been stolen. Three days later, King Saul was killed in a battle, and David finally took the throne. This was 13 years after he had been called and anointed to be the next king.

My point is that David was closest to seeing the promise come to pass when he faced his greatest challenge. And when it seems like everything is coming against you, when it's taking a long time and now you have a new problem, that's a sign that the victory is near. The breakthrough is on the way.  Don't get weary in well doing. It may not happen overnight, so you have to have an attitude like David and be willing to stick with it for the long haul.

Today, you may be tired. Maybe you've been dealing with a challenge in your health, a relationship or in your finances, even for years. You used to believe that you would overcome, but now you're worn down. You don't think it's ever going to happen. Let me encourage you, what God promised He's still going to bring to pass. You may have given up, but God has not given up. He has your healing, your breakthrough, your promotion, the right people. Now do your part. Get your passion back! Take hold of His strength. Don't allow that weariness in. The enemy wouldn't be fighting you so hard unless he knew you were close to your victory. He couldn't take you out so he's trying to wear you out. That battle may be taking a long time, but I believe right now strength is coming into you, hope is coming into you. God is filling you with fresh courage, determination and vision as you stand strong against weariness! 

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." (Isaiah 40:29, NIV)
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