Staying the Course Even When It’s Hard

I’ve been a believer for 49 years, but I still battle with faith some days. Here’s what I do in these times, though: I turn to my own writings to remember what I had learned through God’s grace in the past. I don’t want today’s burden to trump yesterday’s lessons—so I go back to yesterday, listen to the Lord convicting me through my own words, and press on. If you’re struggling today, maybe one of these posts that have reminded and encouraged me this past weekend will strengthen you. 

8 Things that Have Stretched My Faith over the Years

7 Bible Stories/Passages that Help Me when My Faith Struggles

8 Steps to Press On when Faith is Tough

6 Times I Wanted to Quit Ministry . . . and 6 Reasons Why I Couldn’t

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Chuck Lawless
Chuck Lawless

Chuck Lawless is dean and vice president of graduate studies and ministry centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and global theological education consultant for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.