|When you’re in between an amazing testimony and triumph, and you’ve already paid a price, it’s hard to keep praying, to keep plying your trade, to keep working, or whatever it is you need to keep doing. My friend and his wife were told many years ago that they couldn’t have children. One day, his wife became pregnant, and they were overjoyed. After that, she lost the baby. After experiencing this cycle a few times, my friend was distraught and wanted to give up. Still, they kept going because now they have a house full of adorable children. On your journey to your amazing testimony, God will give you strength!
You’re probably closer than you think if only you knew where the end was! A canyon I love had a lake in the middle and was canopied with trees, but then California had a drought and the area dried up. Soon after, a wildfire destroyed it and I grieved the loss. However, that all changed recently due to the abundance of rain we had earlier this year. Now there’s a lake full of fish, trees flourishing, and birds everywhere. Similar to this canyon, it has been a tough ride for some of you and perhaps you’ve been burned plenty of times.
Friend, fires are hard to experience, but life always comes back. When you are on your journey to experience God’s victorious promises, you are encouraged to rejoice greatly! In confidence, continue to pay the price, continue to work, and continue to pray. Your persistence will result in praise, glory and honor being directed to Jesus.