Just Hold On!
Often times we get to a place in our life were we feel like we keep hitting a brick wall. Have you ever been there before? I know for myself; I have felt like that on multiple occasions. I even found myself wondering why I have to go through this and go through that, like why can’t life just be easy? Then I came to the realization of why not me? What makes me so special that I can’t go through trials and tribulations.
Everything that we go through is all for the glory of God. It too has a purpose in the Kingdom of God. It is for a reason; every negative is not a negative!
Romans 5: 3-5 says “3 Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” (NIV)
This scripture makes me think of the word long suffering. According to Merriam Webster long-suffering means patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship. Everything thing we go through is not always just about us. It can be a twofold reasoning and one of those can be so that you can encourage others on their journey. Storms and stones can come in many forms. When things get hard do we just throw in the towel? How about when someone upsets you on your job, do you just quit? Probably not because you need that paycheck. Or how about when someone is disrespecting you once again? Do you retaliate and fight fire with fire? I would hope not. So even in that know that what you’re going through is for your greater good and do not give up or give in. Please know that he didn’t bring you this far to leave you. Help is on the way!
6 Scriptures to Encourage you to Keep Going!
Philippians 4:6-7 “6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. (NIV)
Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”. (NIV)
Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall, I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid ?” (NIV)
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”. (NIV)
John 16:32-33 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)
Deuteronomy 20:4 “For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” (NIV)