This struggle of life we go through, well , it's going to happen. Weeks..months, like this, well it will happen. Listen all around you. There is story after story of someone else having a really hard time too. We just have to listen. To not wallow in the misery but keep trudging ahead. No..not trudging, running. Marching. Determined to get to the goal. My goal? Home..home where my Father is. Where there will be no more broken air conditioners..no more birds dying. There will be no more financial struggles or worry for your children. What a promise to continue on for. This is why I will never give up. Why I won't sink into despair of satan's attempts to drag me down. For what good would it do? It wouldn't make me feel any better. In fact, letting go of God, letting go of His promises, would be letting go of hope. Of the promise of something better then what this world has to offer. It's the only thing at times that keeps me going, just knowing someday soon, God will bring me home.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.