If I am learning anything during this season that I am in that is to persevere even when it looks and feels so challenging. There are days where I just want to hide under my blankets and allow time to just pass on and when I am better, I’ll catch up to life then. When the day feels impossible to bear and it looks as if I will never get to the end of it.
But that is me looking at the storm and not looking to the Creator. The One who gave us breath to live each day. The One who gave me a beautiful family to tend to and care for. I find myself looking at the impossible rather than looking at the possible through Christ. For a little while my mind and heart were stuck on my current circumstances. But, Paul says it best:
“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things, I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
I find myself saying this verse repeatedly in my head to get me through. Regardless of the circumstances that we are met with, God is so much bigger than all of it. When we take our eyes off what it looks and feels like here on earth and put our thoughts and feelings in His hands we are met with peace, joy, and the ability to keep persevering like we never thought we could before.
1 Corinthians 15:58
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
When we can lay down our needs, circumstances, feelings, we are able to look at the victory that was already won over our lives. And what looked impossible to live through looks possible to walk through with Jesus.
~ Amanda Green