Don’t Give Up

July 3, 2020

Dear Cathedral Family,

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

2020 has been quite the year so far. I had no idea how prophetic my words were during the second message after the virus hit – Settle In and Settle Down.  How do we keep moving forward and not lose heart in uncertain times when so much seems beyond our control?

In times like these, I remind myself of wonderful truths about God that we see in the Bible, and that I’ve experienced personally. God is in control. Nothing’s beyond his power. His purpose for our lives is greater than our problems. And God is still on his throne! Even though I may not be able to see it, God is working behind the scenes. This is not the end of the story!

“But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.”
Psalm 115:3

We see all these amazing truths and more playing out in the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50). I’m so grateful that God led us to his story for this season. Talk about your life being turned upside down. We read about Joseph going from being the favored son with dreams of greatness to being sold into slavery. Then he’s falsely accused, imprisoned and forgotten. Will things ever get better for this dreamer?

I can’t wait for you to hear what’s next in Joseph’s journey as Pastor Eddie Tilley speaks this Sunday. If you missed last Sunday’s message, I’d encourage you to watch it before Sunday so you’ll be caught up! Yes, we’re still in the waiting; but be assured, God is at work. And at just the right moment, everything can change!

As we continue moving through this coronavirus situation, let me encourage you – do not lose heart! Numbers are on the rise; but we will NOT give in to fear. I ask that you continue to be wise and take necessary precautions, especially over this Independence Day holiday weekend.

Would you join me in praying for our healthcare workers as they serve on the frontlines during this medical crisis? Let’s agree for their protection and safety and ask God to bless them with supernatural strength and energy. We’re so grateful for their sacrifices!

Have a safe and happy July 4th! I’ll see you Sunday – online at 11am or in-person at 9am and 11am!

Staying strong in faith,


Mike Lewis