Navigating the Valley

by: Jennifer Craine

Cotend and Maintain

Contend and Maintain

March 20, 2020

These days are hard, so much uncertainty in the world. Locked up at home, many out/off work, identity, self worth, reason and meaning of life suddenly taken away and in question. Loneliness, sadness, depression... friend if these are things you are struggling with, you aren’t alone. May I encourage you as God’s Word below has encouraged me. Keep struggling for the faith. There is a purpose, there is a reason, there is a world that is dying and going to hell. There are those that only you can reach/touch. We may never know who they are in this life. You may never see the results of your work, you may never get a thank you... but, keep fighting!! Build yourself up, pray, keep yourself in God’s love, looking to His mercy. You are having an impact, you are making a difference, and you are His beloved!!!

“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
- ‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:3, 17-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬