|Does the look on my face say it all?|
Sometimes, we come to the edge of something and we don't like what we see. Sometimes, there is a segment of the journey we don't like and we decide we want to opt out. We want God to build us a bridge or just pick us up and put us on the other side. But most of the time, it doesn't work that way.
So what did I learn?
We need encouragers (and we need to be encouragers).
"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called "Today", so that none of you may be hardened by sins deceitfulness." ~ Hebrews 3:13
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We need someone to quietly come alongside and stand with us in distressing times. Be that person.
The more we know, the more we can trust.
This isn't just knowing scripture (although that's a start). It is knowing GOD. The more we know Him, the more we know He will get us through our struggle.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10
Sometimes, you just have to close your eyes and take that first step.
The only way to get where you are going is to step out in faith and go.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7
There is a reward on the other side.
I would have missed so much that day if I hadn't taken that first step - but I didn't know it at the time. When we come to scary places in our lives, we can move forward knowing God has great things on the other side.
" 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.' " ~ Jeremiah 29:11