Thursday, August 25, 2011

Never, ever give up

Are you feeling desperate today? Without hope and ready to give up?

Listen to the British statesman, Winston Churchill’s shortest and most striking speech he delivered at the famous Harrow school for boys: “Never give in. Never, never, never! In nothing, great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

Listen also to the Psalmist’s words in Psalm 71:14-16: “I will never give up hope or stop praising you. All day long I will tell the wonderful things you do to save your people. But you have done much more than I could possibly know. I will praise you, LORD God, for your mighty deeds and your power to save.”

When we find ourselves in a difficult situation, let us make a concious decision to start praising God for the miracles and breakthroughs in our lives. And let us stand firm in the storm. Remember, nobody would ever have crossed the ocean if we were able to get out of the boat in the middle of the storm.
Source: Verse-a-day

Note: Apologies to those readers who tried to comment and couldn't. Thanks for letting me know. I had the "do not allow" on the comment options. It's fine now.


  1. Beautifully said by the psalmist, and cogently stated by the statesman!
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Hi Jo... I needed this today.. God has blessed me with your friendship. It's been a rough summer --We all have difficult situations at one time or the other...

    Thanks, Jo...
    Many HUGS,

  3. Aha so that is why I could not leave a comment!!! I must send these words to my husband. Our house in the UK is for sale so he can hopefully join me for good in France before the end of the year. He is getting very despondent as we are getting viewers but no offers!! Diane

  4. I learned from your blog today. "If we could get out of the boat during the storm, America would never have been discovered!" So in the storm, stay in the boat! Thanks.

  5. Hi Jo, there really must be a God, I awoke today feeling very down and depressed,and there was your I just have to figure out how to make it all work for me. Your inspirations are a light from the other side of the world, so glad I have found your blog. Dee

  6. Hi Jo! Yes, here's your post about not giving up, too! How wonderful we both think the same way!

  7. This is a wonderful post, Jo. We all need reminders now and then to never give up, to keep trusting God, no matter what. He says, "Don't be afraid; I know the storm you are facing."


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