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  • Writer's pictureMandy Green

2.2 The Long Game

Isaiah 40:30-31

30Even youth grow tired and weary,

and young men stagger and slump;


but those who wait on/look for the Lord

will renew their strength/pass through a change.

They will soar with wings like eagles/vutures;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not faint. (My translation)

1 peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxiety+ on Him, because He cares for you. (You are an object of care and concern. The Good shepherd.)

+ANXIETY in STRONGS NT 3308: μέριμνα

μέριμνα, μεριμνᾷς, (from μερίζω, μερίζομαι, to be drawn in different directions, cf. (English 'distraction' and 'curae quae meum animum divorse trahunt) care, anxiety: 1 Peter 5:7 (from Psalm 54:23 ()); Luke 8:14; Luke 21:34; with the genitive of the object, care to be taken of, care for a thing, 2 Corinthians 11:28; τοῦ αἰῶνος (τούτου), anxiety about things pertaining to this earthly life, Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19. ((Homer h. Merc.), Hesiod, Pindar, others)

Luke 8: 14: By the worries/division and cares for this life. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.

John 16:32 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation/pressure, but be of good courage/cheer/be unafriad; I have overcome the cosmos!”

Pressure inSTRONGS NT 2347: θλῖψις

θλῖψις, or θλῖψις, θλίψεως, (θλίβω), properly, a pressing, pressing together, pressure (Strabo, p. 52; Galen); in Biblical and ecclesiastical writings, a Greek metaphor, oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits;

I WAS TAUGHT THAT the way of progress was neither quick nor easy--Marie Curie

Don't Give Up

In this proud land we grew up strong

We were wanted all along

I was taught to fight, taught to win

I never thought I could fail

No fight left or so it seems

I am a man whose dreams have all deserted

I've changed my name, I've changed my face

But no one wants you when you lose

Don't give up

'Cause you have friends

Don't give up

You're not beaten yet

Don't give up

I know you can make it good...

Though I saw it all around

Never thought I could be affected

Thought that we'd be the last to go

It is so strange the way things turn

Drove the night toward my home

The place that I was born, on the lakeside

As daylight broke, I saw the earth

The trees had burned down to the ground

Don't give up

You still have us

Don't give up

We don't need much of anything

Don't give up

'Cause somewhere there's a place

Where we belong

Rest your head

You worry too much

It's going to be alright

When times get rough

You can fall back on us

Don't give up

Please don't give up

Don't give up

You still have us

Don't give up now

We're proud of who you are

Don't give up

You know it's never been easy

Don't give up

'Cause I believe there's a place

There's a place where we belong

Songwriters: Peter Gabriel


Come, my friends,

'T is not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.

Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

"But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God EVERY SINGLE THING/ALL is possible.'” Matt 19:26 (my translation)

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