I love this reminder from @christinecaine... May it encourage our hearts afresh to stay the course, especially when we find ourselves in a difficult place, to not give up, give in, or give out.
We have to be willing to give God room to show Himself faithful and be willing to do our part. God is always faithful to His promises. He will never abandon us in a hard place... we can be so encouraged and expectant that there is more to our story, if we don't give up here. He never delays without purpose. Sometimes it’s because He is still doing a work in us, or maybe there are people and circumstances He is still putting into place. Either way, let’s stick out the challenges of life with faith, obedience, and expectation, because what’s just around the corner is going to be SO WORTH it.
We can't afford to settle down and camp out in a place of discouragement. This is not the final destination. There’s SO MUCH MORE awaiting us beyond this hurdle, this disappointment, this plot twist. We can't stop short or give up and call it quits when we feel like we've missed the mark.
He can redeem anyone and anything. He can save anyone and anything. Your course WILL collide with the destiny and purpose He has for you if you keep moving onward and forward.
And if, by chance, you read this and think this is "easier-said-than-done," may I encourage you to do just that: SAY IT.
If you can't muster up the faith in your heart to stay the course, to not give up, to keep believing, keep praying... then simply start by speaking words of faith. When God's Word comes out of our mouth, the embers of faith in our heart are fanned into flame, and we'll have something in us to fuel that next step in faith.
I just dare to believe you're closer than you know to the promises of God being revealed in your life. Stay the course, my friends. XO, Andrea