Tired. Weary. Discouraged. Sad. Done. Just done. Done trying hard to make things better. Done believing things are getting better. Tired of bailing water out of the boat. Time, perhaps, to let it sink.
The work of a Saint is hard. Believing against all odds and keeping content in extreme situations is exhausting. This is, I believe, the work of our salvation – keeping faith alive when even you feel dead.
Then you hear that song. You see others walking a more extreme road than yours. You see their strength. You read something specifically pertaining to your present situation and smile. A warmth covers you and you know. You know it came straight out of heaven, custom made, constructed specifically for you. What will you do? Stay down? Not believe? Not hope?
The choice is yours. God won’t stop loving you. It may not even change things on the outside…but it can change things on the inside. Will you let it? Do you dare to believe again? Pick up another bucket? Usher up another prayer?
The choice is yours.
Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.
Remember. The rock. The blessing. The socks. Remember. Cling. And start bailing. Again.
Finished? Not this time. No. No. Not this time. And that’s all that matters.