I know that problem feels unbeatable right now. Where you want to be feels far away. Your numbness is growing, your heart hardens, the chasm deepens. You wonder why you keep trying, when it’ll pay off, when your steps forward will be more than the steps back.
Please don’t give up.
When it seems most difficult: the breakthrough is over the next hill. The freedom from your old self is very, very near: and once you taste it, the effort will have been more than worth it.
Those who gave up were always just two breaths away.
Progress gets harder because you’re getting better.
Only look behind you to see how far you’ve traveled, to see the lessons learned and the laughter had. Otherwise: eyes ahead.
Don’t give in now. You’re further along than you think. And even in your stumbling: you are tasting the freedom of moving forward.
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Great encouragement JS
Thank you my brother!
Hi JS. Your post makes me think of times when I feel so tired and stressed that I want to give up (sometimes this seems to happen daily). But thanks to a very patient Father, He is willing to put up with my emotional roller coaster and He never lets go of my heart. So because of His love, whenever I feel like giving up, I am reminded to give in, and surrender again to God. For me, surrender to God is a daily effort. But that’s the only way I can make it through my day without truly giving up.
Thanks again for a thought provoking post. Cheerio
I’m reminded of Elijah, from 1 Kings 18-19, perhaps my favorite Old Testament character. Such an up-and-down man, but God held him close.