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LOVE…Four Answers


Posted on February 25th, by Jim Crumbley in Love, Sticking it out. No Comments

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7

This one verse…this one sentence…provides the answer to every problem we face. 162697011

  • No matter your fear, your problem or your stress….
    • Your love never fails it never gives up it never runs out on me
  • No matter how many times you have failed and how hard you struggle to stay in the fight…
    • Your love never fails it never gives up it never runs out on me
  • No matter how many times your circumstances fail to respond to your efforts….
    • Your love never fails it never gives up it never runs out on me

The four aspects of love are your four answers to overcome…

  1. Never give up – God has an answer for you. Be like the widow who petitioned the Judge over and over…her persistence brought her justice. 
  2. Never lose faith – Through years of failures and doubt, Abraham waited for God’s promise. Then, in faith, Abraham obeyed God’s directive to sacrifice that promise. In spite of Abraham’s weaknesses, his obedience (faith) was “credited as righteousness.”  God won’t turn his back on your human doubts but he does look for your obedience. When facing your own Abraham/Isaac moment,  obedience is the evidence of your faith.
  3. Stay hopeful – Paul encouraged the Romans to allow the “God of hope” to fill us with joy and peace IN believing. Hope is a natural byproduct of inserting the word of God (which is God) into your circumstances.
  4. Endure – Through love, Christ endured the cross. Jesus was able to endure because he saw that the future included you and I. The vision of a future provides you with the strength to endure.

God’s love working through us is his answer for us…and our answer for someone else.

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