One of my oldest and dearest friends got a call from her twin brother late one night. He was calling from jail with his third DUI. Before he even began to talk, she felt God drop a message in her heart for him. She told him that she wasn’t mad at him but that he would keep finding himself in that kind of situation until he realized how much God loves him, until he stopped running from that love.
When her brother told her he wanted to change, she didn’t believe him anymore. He has told her that too many times to count.
She didn’t believe her brother anymore but she believed God.
That night her brother believed God too. He got involved in Celebrate Recovery, quit drinking and now goes to a church he loves.
My friend told me this story with tears running down her beautiful face and said, “God doesn’t give up.”
I had tears running down my face as well because in the twenty years we have been friends, I know one of her most fervent prayers was that her brother would know Jesus like she does.
I want to remind you today that God doesn’t give up on people.
Sometimes it takes longer than you want it to but God hears your prayers and loves the people you are praying for more than you do.
Jesus doesn’t give up.
You may stop praying about it.
You may stop believing it can ever happen.
You may have lost faith in a person.
You may have lost faith in yourself and your own ability to change.
But God doesn’t.
“Love never gives up.”
God is not asking you to believe in others or even yourself anymore, He is asking you to believe in Him.
He is the faithful Savior who paid the ultimate price to redeem the lost, reinstate the prodigal and recreate the unrecognizable with the unrelenting love that flows from his heart.
What do you need to believe God for today?
Who do you need to believe God for today?