I’ve been so busy preparing for She Speaks, our annual Proverbs 31 Conference and for Hitomi to arrive from Japan, that I’m late on posting today. Isn’t that what happens when life is heavy? We’re often late, tried, and second guessing ourselves. Yet, I’ve learned that anything we do for Kingdom purposes is worth the outcome! So…press on, friend!
Don’t limit Kingdom work, my friends. It consists of more than a Christian conference. It’s housing an exchange student. It’s forgiving that hard to deal with person one more time. It’s paying your bills. It’s getting the mail for your neighbor on vacation even when you couldn’t take one this year and you’re green with envy.
I realize that for some of you the journey has been long—much like Joseph’s in my devotion today. Some of you have lost loved ones and it’s hard to go on. Others have sacrificed to help a family member. Some of you have shoulder burdens that would crush most. You have bills that outnumber our paychecks and burdens that outweigh your strength.
And you can’t go on any longer. You’re tried, broken, and hopeless.
Been there, and have wanted to give up to.
Trust me on this one. Keep pressing forward. Keep moving on the path ahead of you. Christ never promised you and I we would be without trouble. He did promise to deliver us in it. Did you catch that?
Christ doesn’t deliver us from trouble, but in it. And the end result is always worthwhile.
Here are some promises of God to cling to along your journey:
“I will be glad in the day of trouble for you have considered my trouble; you know my soul in adversities” (Ps 3 1:7)
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth” (Ps 121: 1,2)
“For we do not have a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”(Hebrews 5:15)
“Let us come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
Peace, my friends