“We are …..Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (II Corinthians 4:8, 9)
There are angels in the religion of Christianity to encourage you. Presence of God is also there. So, do not get weary and stop the run abruptly.
There is an animal by name Kangaroo in Australia. It is a strong one. Though it can run fast it will become weary very soon. Dingo is a type of feral dog and it will be chasing the Kangaroos. Though it cannot run as fast as the Kangaroo, it will chase relentlessly. While chased by the Dingo, the kangaroo will run for a certain distance but will stop after getting weary. Being unable to resist the onslaught of the feral dog, it becomes the dog’s prey.
In the Christian life, satan may keep chasing you. The sins and the burdens may make you arrive at a conclusion that the Christian life could not be continued. But even then do not retreat. Rely upon the Holy Spirit. In the earthen vessel which is your body, you have the excellence of the power of God. The treasure of anointment is within you. You need to guard it and hand over the same to the hands of God.
Your conscience may prick you. You may cry saying, “Why these tribulations happen to me again and again? Why are these problems to me?” But you should not lie down where you fell but you should learn to rise up with new strength and continue to run. Only the tree will continue to stay where it has fallen. You are not a tree but children of God. You are the ones Redeemed by the blood of God. You have to rely upon the grace of God and run to the end. The prophet Mica challenges satan saying “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me” (Mica 7:8).
To whatever level the tiredness may dash against you, you have to rise with Divine strength and new resolution. “Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion” (Isaiah 52:1). “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord rises upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you,” (Isaiah 60:1, 2).
The worldly people may boycott you. They would have neglected you saying ‘no’. They might have felt happy over your downfall. But God wants to lift you. He never changes. He has died and risen too for you. He will raise you through His power of Resurrection and make you stand firm.
To meditate: “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army ” (Ezekiel 37:10).