Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,
since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
I love this line: “for our light and momentary troubles.” No matter how bad things are going, no matter how tough the situation, no matter that we don’t see a way out…our troubles are light and temporary. In my life, I have found that the times when things seem the darkest are the times when He stretches out His hand doesn’t just HOLD my hand…
HE PICKS ME UP.
HE CARRIES ME.
I know I am not the only person that has experienced this grace, but isn’t it wonderful! As his children, He truly does give us the grace we need to get through the situation. He didn’t say it would be easy. He didn’t say it wouldn’t hurt. But He does promise it is temporary.
“Learn to trust Me when things go “wrong.” Disruptions to your routine highlight your dependence on Me. Trusting acceptance of trials brings blessings that far outweigh them all. Walk hand in hand with Me through this day. I have lovingly planned every inch of the way. Trust does not falter when the path becomes rocky and steep. Breathe deep draughts of My Presence, and hold tightly to My hand. Together we can make it!”
He knows the way. He knows what is happening. He knows where to go. I just need to hold his hand and trust his heart.
Do me a favor…close your eyes and listen to this song.
Lord, I am begging for the courage to hold on, even when I can’t see the way. I know you are in control and I am asking for the courage to trust you, even when it seems there is no way out. I am asking this in you son’s most precious name.
Do you find it hard to hold on when things get tough?