The other day, as I was celebrating a life that had overcome so many painful moments; I thought back to times, when I just wanted to quit…throw in the towel and forget about life completely…but yet, for some reason, I just couldn’t do it.
Today, I’ve come to see that I never gave up on those very overwhelming moments of deep pain and heartache; because God wasn’t going to give up on me. No matter how many times I went my own way; He just took hold of me and gently guided me back in His direction.
In Joshua 1:9, we read… “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” I guess that once I truly came to see how God wasn’t going to give up on me; that is when I began to do the same.
No matter what you’re facing…and no matter how difficult it may be; get your focus away from the problem and look to the One, who continually is working on your behalf…to love, care and guide you safely through these troubled moments. I have truly come to see that when we can finally see a God, who hasn’t given up on us; but rather, is working overtime to keep us away from the path of defeat; that is when we will also find His strength to lean on, until we safely reach the other side.