Don't Give up

O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help.” Hosea 13:99O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. (Hosea 13:9)
What struggles are you facing today? Is your marriage troubled? Is your child giving you grief? Perhaps in thinking it over you have come to realize that you are to blame for at least some of the difficulties. Is there no hope? Should you just give up? Many of us have wanted to give up — you aren’t the only one feeling that way. But let’s turn to the Word of God, our light in dark hours.
We know that the Lord wants to give us “days of heaven upon the earth,” and yet why do they often seem not very heavenly? Well, let’s first encourage our hearts that the Lord’s coming is imminent. Today could be the day when we will hear the shout. “The coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:88Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. (James 5:8)).
Then, confess your sins and count on the Lord’s mercies. “They are new every morning” (Lam. 3:2323They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:23)). He will never leave you, and He can “restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten” (Joel 2:2525And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25)).