There are days when you just don’t want to get up. You don’t want the day to begin, or open your eyes to the light of day or face another day with the hardships, questions and pain of yesterday. There are times when they seem to run together into a blur without an end in sight. The minutes quickly turn into another day, week, month and at times a year. Just how much more of this can you take?
Yet, there are promises in His Word that tell us to “Hold on! Help is coming! I am right here with you!” It is easy to read but how do we apply them to our life. It’s even easier when you are speaking the words to someone else, especially when you are not walking in their shoes or on that long dark endless path they are traveling.
But, it is true! We can hold on to every single promise in His Word. He placed it there for you and for me. It is for YOU! Claim it as your own. Stand on His promises and let the truth of His word be applied to your heart, your life and your spirit. Not as some ‘all I got to do is say the word and its mine’ game; but starting it as fact and believing His word is the absolute truth.
Hold on! Hold on to the truth that you are His and He is yours. Hold on to the truth that the Lord will never leave you nor forsake you. Hold on that since the beginning of time, your Heavenly Father knew you and called you by name. Hold on that He is with you even now. Hold on and when you are tired, hold on some more. Be like the woman with the issue of blood and touch the hem of His garment. But if you have to grab hold of the hem of His garment and don’t let go!
Help is coming. He will answer your cry! Oh it might not be this minute or even this day, but He will answer at just the right moment and in just the right way. It might not be the answer you were expecting or even wanting but remember that His answer is the best one for your life. He never brings you anything second rate. Trust Him to bring the best. He desires you to have the best, not in earthly possessions but in Him and His Kingdom.
He is right there with you. He has never left you and He never will. Since time began He has waited for your birth. He waited with His arms opened wide. He waited for the day you would turn around like the prodigal and run into His arms. He waited for you to figure out that His love and promises are true and faithful. No one nowhere on the face of the earth will ever love you like He does. No one will ever provide for you in the same manner as the Lord.
Yes, the day may be hard and the path difficult, but stand on His promises. Don’t be afraid of what tomorrow or even this afternoon brings because He is already waiting for you there. Allow His love and compassion to surround you like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night and rest. Rest in His perfect love; rest in the knowledge that He is with you and holding your heart in the palm of His hand even now. He catches every tear and places them in a bottle for safekeeping.
Yes, rise up! Rise up and face the day – not in your strength but in His. Rise up and declare to your heart and to the world – This is the day that my Lord has made- I will rejoice and be glad in it and in Him.