Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Days of Our Lives

Some days we find ourselves moving right along through life, cruising along with the top down, singing loudly, wind blowing through our hair...everything is great.

Some days we find ourselves moving right along through life, climbing tall mountains, sweat dripping from our brow and our muscles are aching and tired. Everything is still good, but it seems a bit more intense and takes a lot of strength and willpower to keep on climbing. 

Some days we find ourselves moving right along through life, just struggling to stay on the path our life has taken. It's bumpy and the tires of our bike seem to be losing air pressure with each mile. Every mud puddle we hit slows us down and we are desperately looking and longing for the end of the trail. We're making it, but we don't know how much further we can go. We're weak and tired.

Some days we find ourselves moving right along through life, fighting for every single step we take. And suddenly...we fall flat on our face into a mud puddle. We were trying to hold out, to keep on keeping on...but we didn't quite win that certain battle. We find ourselves lying there with tears streaming down our face - feeling alone and afraid.

Yes, some days are like that...one thing always remains true no matter what kind of day we might have, but especially when we have those tear-filled days. We don't have to be ashamed of any tears we shed, even Jesus cried at times when He was overwhelmed with sorrow. The shortest verse in the Bible is "Jesus wept."

So, in those lonely, muddy, dark times, it's alright if you can't quite hold it together. Rest assured that God will wipe away every tear. He will strengthen and sustain you and before long you'll be having one of those days where you're cruising along, singing tunes and enjoying the wind blowing through your hair again. It won't be long now, just hold on.  Don't be discouraged or lose hope. He knows right where to find you and He hears the soft cries even now...have faith, little one, fear not, He is with you today no matter what the conditions are. He is near - every day of your life.

 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."  Isaiah 41:10