My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. –Psalm 119:123.
During World War II, Great Britain endured the horrors of the German blitzkrieg. Bombs rained down on the island nation day after day. In the midst of all this, Winston Churchill gave a speech that included this famous line: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never.”
Ad the carnage of war piled up around Churchill, the world watched to see if he meant what he had said. Would he merely speak courageously, or would he live with courage, too?
History remembers Churchill for doing exactly what he encouraged his people to do. Despite the great adversities he faced, Churchill never, never, never gave in.
Though it was not wartime, Joshua sent some of his most trusted men on a dangerous mission. They were to survey the land that God had promised to them, a land still inhabited by the enemies of Israel.
So the men arose and went, and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, “Go up and down in the land and write a description and return to me. And I will cast lots for you here before the Lord in Shiloh.” — Joshua 18:8
Some of these men walked through the land in dread; they feared that God’s plans were as shaky as their own hearts. Others walked through the land in faith; they trusted God’s ability to do what he had promised to do.
Whether we find ourselves feeling fearful or fearless, God always makes good on his promises. He talks the talk. He walks the walk. Unlike us, the Lord always does exactly what he says he will do.
Centuries ago, God promised to provide forgiveness of sins to his people. He made good on that promise in Jesus. Today, he promises to give us what we need to sustain our lives, and he makes good on that promise by giving us his Holy Spirit.
Man og God, you can walk by faith, knowing that God will never, never, never give in until he has fulfilled every one of his promises to you.
From the book “Man of God Walking by faith”