Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

Winners never quit and quitters never win

Winners never quit and quitters never win
‘…this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.’ 1 John 5:4 NKJ

Today’s title sounds like the kind of thing that personal trainers say in fancy gyms to their huffing-puffing clients. But it was true for Irwin Rosenberg. As a junior officer Irwin was told to leave his job in the Navy when he was diagnosed with cancer. That was standard military procedure at the time. But he was determined to get back both his health and his job. At one point he was given only two weeks to live. But through faith in His God and dogged determination his cancer was eventually brought under control. Irwin then focused his attention on becoming a naval officer again. But he discovered that navy regulations forbade reinstatement of a person discharged with cancer. Everyone around him said, ‘Give up. It can’t be done. It would take an Act of Congress to get you reinstated.’ Their advice gave him an idea; he’d pursue the government and get them to change the law! After years of waiting, petitioning and cutting through red tape President Truman eventually signed into law a special bill that allowed Irwin Rosenberg to reenlist in the Navy. He went on to become a Rear Admiral!
A poet wrote: ‘You can never tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar; so stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit; it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit!’

SoulFood: Acts 27-28, Luke 9:28-36, Ps 42:1-5, Pr 16:16

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