All posts in " perseverance "

Heartbreak Hills – hitting the wall

By Dave Henning / June 10, 2019

“[Heartbreak Hills] also exist in things other than literal running.  Hearts are broken by those hills we fail to climb.  We set goals, we give it our best, and we hit walls. . . .  Sometimes the worst isn’t the hill we failed to climb; it’s the experience of finding out we don’t have the […]


A series of great opportunities?

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2018

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantlly disguised as impossible situations.”- Chuck Swindoll In Chapter 2 (“Involuntary Perseverance”) of Finding Favor, Brian Jones notes that, to our dismay, sometimes God responds to our request for favor in way that seems rather stark.  While we expect God to open new doors that enable […]


Holy grit and God’s abundant grace

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2017

“Standing strong and praying through those times in-between calls for holy grit and God’s abundant grace.”- Susie Larson “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”- Hebrews 10:23 (ESV) Susie Larson concludes Chapter 7 of Your Powerful Prayers as she talks about contending for some of […]


The best version of you – a hoper

By Dave Henning / July 17, 2017

“The best version of you is a hoper, because the Spirit of life is a Spirit of hope.  The Spirit never leads us to despair, and there is always hope — which is not based on circumstances, but rather is an inner disposition.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 21 (“You Have to go Through Exile Before […]


Your most powerful weapon

By Dave Henning / March 30, 2016

“Truth is your most powerful weapon.  Pick it up and use it.”- June Hunt June Hunt concludes Chapter 12 of How to Forgive by discussing the final three letters of her acrostic (F-O-R-G-I-V-E-N) for dealing positively and effectively with guilt. Verify truth when Satan accuses.  Ms. Hunt states you can count on Satan accusing you.  […]


Your best thoughts

By Dave Henning / January 12, 2016

“Your best thoughts are God-thoughts.”- Max Lucado “Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him. . . I will remember You from the land of Jordan, and from the heights of Hermon, from the Hill Mizar.”- Psalm 42:5-6 (NKJV) Max Lucado concludes Chapter 14 of Glory Days by emphasizing that we, like the psalmist, […]


Sweat equity

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2015

“Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning.  Earning is an attitude.  Effort is an action.”- Dallas Willard Mark Batterson points out in Chapter 9 (“The Seventh Hour”) of The Grave Robber that the distance the royal official traveled between Capernaum and Cana is a twenty-mile uphill climb at a five percent […]


Courageous praise

By Dave Henning / June 4, 2015

“Give thanks in all circumstances. for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 6 of Waiting on God with the final principle for persevering through dark times-courageous praise.  On the basis of our relationship with Christ, we express our thankfulness to Him regardless of our circumstances. […]


Actively expressing faith

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2015

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”- Hebrews 10:35-36 In Chapter 5 (“Claiming God’s Promises: Actively Expressing Faith in the Delays”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley emphatically states […]


We all, like sheep

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2015

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. “- Isaiah 53:6 (NIV) “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”- Henry David Thoreau During my pre-downsizing, elementary teaching days at Ebenezer and […]


When the soul grows short

By Dave Henning / February 23, 2015

“They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom.  But the people grew impatient along the way.”- Numbers 21:4 “Nothing in man seems to intent upon God as the soul. . . . The soul seeks the Might One as though he is the soul’s own home, as […]


The disciplines of patience

By Dave Henning / February 16, 2015

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”- Lamentations 3:25 “Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.”- Peter Marshall In one of Vicki’s previous work lives, she was employed as a tour director for World Wide Country […]

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