Mattithyahu(Matthew) 7:14 “Because narrow is the gate, and troublesome is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it”.
The times are hard and very challenging. Sometimes even those who have decided to follow YAHUSHA and do all He commanded us to do are not finding it easy. Yes, that’s expected, the way is not easy. Do not give up.
You live in Holiness and Love, you fast and pray, you do everything you have been asked to do, but yet the story is different. Do not give up.
You have no job, no man is asking if you single or not, the ones that come just want to have sex and play around. Those with the jobs are losing their jobs, sickness from left to right, friends deserting you and ganging up on you for no just cause, those who you treated well are paying you back with evil. Do not give up.
Your wife or husband is not interested anymore, he or she wants you out of their lives and want another person, your marriage is just about to go down the drain. Do not give up.
Your children are rebelling no matter your efforts to raise them in the way of YAH, you lost a loved one after praying and believing he or she will be healed but it never happened. Do not give up.
The man who promised to marry you just called off the engagement and have gone to another person, your business is down, your health is not okay, your life is threatened. Do not give up.
The troubles go on and on without sign of coming to an end. Never give up.
Hmmmmm… It’s really hard to come to terms with any of these. But guess what, you are not alone. YAHUAH has not forsaken you. He knows and He is going through all these with you. Keep walking in His path. Do not give up.
There is hope. Keep faith with the Holy ONE of Yisra’el, He does not sleep and He is always faithful. Keep praying and have faith and be patient.
The words of our ADONAI YAHUSHA in Besorah Yahuchanon (Gospel of John) 16: 33 are for you and me today. He said ” I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me. In the world, you will have hardships, but be courageous: I have conquered the world”.
Hold on and never lose your faith because of hardships and troubles of this life. They will come and go. Our home is in heaven. Those who preach the gospel of prosperity should not confuse you my dear brothers and sisters in YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH. We will have troubles in this life but we will never be defeated.
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 6:33 said it all, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of YAHUAH, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
Ask yourself if you are seeking his Kingdom first or last. Only a fool does the most important things last. Do not be a fool. Let us learn and be encouraged from those who ran their races well and are resting now in YAHUAH. Let our model be HAMASHIACH for He is the perfect example. And if we are believers then we should follow His examples.
Hold firm onto YAHUSHA and do not disobey or give in to sin or unrighteousness because you want to run away from the temporary pains and challenges of this life.
Apostle Sha’ul (Paul) said in Cepher Romaiym(Romans) 8: 35-39,
“Who shall separate us from the love of HAMASHIACH? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor any other principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of YAH, which is in YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH our ADONAI”.
The great Apostle Sha’ul(Paul) had said it succinctly. All I can say is surrender and come to YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH. Abandon the vanities of this life and welcome the spiritual life in HAMASHIACH.
In Besorah Mattithyahu(Matthew) 11:28, YAHUSHA is calling us and said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Brothers and sisters in HAMASHIACH, hold on and do not give up. Do not join those who started well and have now given up. Do not say, what have I gained all these years of obeying and trusting in YAH? Look at this person who is doing evil and yet he is living good and okay.
MISHLEI (Proverb) 24:1 “Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them”.
YAHUAH your ELOHIYM is going to reward you. Earth is not our home. Keep doing your best. Keep running your race. They day you will be given the crown of victory is already near. If you have fallen, quickly rise and dust yourself and keep on running.
Finally, I leave you with these words from CEPHER IVRIYM(Hebrews) 13: 1-6,
“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as though you are in bounds with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and breakers of wedlock YAHUAH will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for YAHUAH has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
So that we may boldly say, YAH is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”.
Do not give up.