Keep Fighting



Every one of us fall down in life at some point. Some of us need some help getting back up. There are times when we say, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” None of us are promised an easy life. While some people may appear to have an easy life, the truth is that we all get hit hard enough in life that it knocks the wind out if us. None of us are exempt from that. The question is, who is around to help you back up?

Proverbs 24:16 says, “No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long” (MSG). There’s something God put in us that compels us to get back up. However, I can attest that you can be knocked down so many times that you begin to question whether or not you should get back up. If I’m going to be knocked down again, what’s the point of getting back up? It’s easier to stay down.

There are times in life where we feel like Rocky Balboa. We’re bloodied up from taking so many hits. We’ve been knocked down over and over again, but there’s something in us that drives us to get back up. Our friends may think it’s time to throw in the towel, but God doesn’t want that. He knows that if we will endure, we will grow stronger and that strength will develop character in our lives. When we go through struggles, especially the most difficult ones, God us there with us cheering us on to get back up.

Psalm 145:14 says, “God gives a hand to those down on their luck, gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.” We’ve got to remember we’ve got God in our corner. He’s there to make sure we don’t give up or stay down. He’s cheering us on to get back up and try again. We are promised victory if we will just get back up and keep going. I’ve had God have to give me a hand more times than I can count. He’s been faithful to give me a fresh start, and I’ll know He’ll do it for you. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Get back up and keep fighting. 

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3 responses to “Keep Fighting

  1. Norley jackson

    AMEN!

  2. Thank you for this great encouragement brother Chris. I feel as though I’m at ground zero in this season of life. I have taken a fall this time around that seems impossible to get up from. I feel like giving up, but God’s Spirit within me won’t allow me too, and I believe that this particular piece of work Chris, was sent by God directly to me on this day. Thank you for being obedient in the work that our God has called you to.

    …LOVE…GRACE…PEACE…

    • Stacy, though you get knocked down seven times, keep getting back up! God’s strength and grace are made perfect in your weakness. I understand being at ground zero and square one again. It’s frustrating and disappointing, but when we get back up, it gives God another chance to lead us into more joy than we’ve ever known and to create new beginnings for us. Keep walking by faith, brother. I’m in this with you.

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