There are some days when you feel like crawling under a rock. Not because you did anything wrong, it was just “one of those days”. You know the kind – you wake up to a phone call bearing bad news; then you move on to emails that aren’t so wonderful either. And all of a sudden, the day you had planned is not the day you will have.
My bible studies lately have been on the topic of persevering. Nehemiah persevered in rebuilding the walls; Noah persevered while building the ark; Jesus persevered through the suffering of the cross. In each scenario, there was a precious outcome to be had; a time altering experience that would impact the world for eternity.
Although I doubt the challenges I am facing right now will impact the entire world for eternity, my response to them will impact the world around me. It will be a testament to the goodness of our Father and a reminder of how lost I am without Him. And based on God’s word, if I persevere, I am certain to find that the joy in the end was worth the price.
Lord, thank you for loving me through the times when I am weak. You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever.