Are you having a rough day? Maybe a few days? What about days stacked upon one another, tumbling into weeks and months?
Life on this earth can be like that at times, whether it’s one day, or even a couple years. And we’ve all heard it before, usually when life really stinks for awhile. Standing beside a loved one’s hospital bed, or during a funeral service for a person dear to us. “This is only for a season, this too shall pass. Life will get better.”
And it will.
This post is more for those Believers out there. Of course I wish that all would read it, all are most welcome to read it. But if you are not saved, you are without hope in your future, and I cannot even imagine what that would feel like. I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was nine years old, and I’ve always had the assurance that no matter how rotten this life becomes, my hope is in heaven. And that’s huge for me! I pray and wish that for all. Without that, this life is a dead end, a road traveling to nowhere. The journey is difficult, bumpy and lousy at times, and without God, without the salvation Christ has provided, there is no hope.
My life has not been a walk in the park as a Believer, and God did not mean it to be. The things that we put time into and struggle with, we appreciate more at the conclusion. Just as we trim and prune our rose bushes and shrubs to guide them into something spectacular, God works on us in the same way. After our pruning, which really hurts at times, we are better on the inside.
Listen to the words of this song. We’ve all been there. Whatever our struggles are…physical, financial, emotional, and many times all at once until we feel as though we want to curl up and die. We are stronger than we think, the sun will rise in the morning and we can begin again…and again. Just keep taking one step, then another. Breathe deeply, and then once more. God is there, and He has a plan, and it’s for your good. Trust in that.
4 thoughts on “Hope In Something More”
Thank you Deborah for sharing TRUTH today. In our world today, people have become more sensitive and it’s scary as Christians to speak out the truth over and over even when we know it may be rejected. So thank you. I am very thankful that there’s hope beyond this life…..And honestly, I personally think of how much I have been through in this life and I am refreshed to know there’s hope beyond it all. My hope/our hope is in Christ who is now and forever!.
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Amen! God’s redeeming love for us, even while we are sinners. I am so very thankful for that too! Have a Blessed day, dear friend in Christ!
Powerful song, glad you posted it! I’ve been struggled with problems with a knee being old and feeling diminished by it. But I am not defined by my body but by being a Child of God…a BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS indeed. This song lifted my heart and reinforced new surrender to this pruning cycle. There’s another side to this time of pruning and I lean eagerly toward it. Do you have time for a cup of tea today… of course it will take about 10 or so hours to get together 🙂
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I would love a cup of tea with you! So sorry to hear of your knee, and hoping that it isn’t cutting into your outdoor time. That can be very discouraging. It is difficult to meet each new struggle in life, and to especially put on a smile and look toward the growth that will come from it. Take care, dear friend.