Perseverance in Faith: 'Going On Still'

Gen 12:9a And Abram journeyed, going on still...

Though this path we're on is full of hardships and surprises, it is also full of victories, and that is why we must go on still! 'We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;' (2 Cor 4:8-9). 'Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.' (2 Cor 12:10). When we are at our weakest, He is at His strongest! We CAN make it, child of God. We CAN make it! 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.' (Zec 4:6). We are mighty THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strongholds (see 2 Cor 10:4)! Paul said, 'Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils … In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.' (2 Cor 11:25-27). Yet he still has the resolve to say this in Philippians 3:14, 'I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.' In other words, 'I’m going on still!' Dear reader, our Savior will strengthen you in your weakest hour to go on still! When the brethren say you’re out, tell them, 'I’m going on still!' When the family forsakes you, tell them, 'I’m going on still!' When you’ve lost everything, say, 'I’m going on still!' When the devil says it’s over, tell him, 'I’m going on still!' (Whew! I feel like preaching!) When your past haunts you, get it under the blood, then tell it, 'I’m going on still!' When your present is dark, say, 'I’m going on still!' When your future is uncertain, say, 'I’m going on still!' Be encouraged, my friend! I once heard it said like this, 'You’re invincible until God is through with you!' So go ahead and tell the devil, the brethren, yourself, and everyone around you that God’s not through with you yet! You’re GOING ON STILL!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
<< Genesis 12