Just Hang On

Posted on: 7-15-112017

The past several years have been some of the toughest I’ve ever encountered! The valleys have been extremely deep and the climb to the top of the mountain excruciating! It seems as if the moment I reached the top of the mountain, something happened to knock me right back into an even deeper valley than the one I was in before. The fight has been rough (and still is) and I would be lying if I said my faith hasn’t taken a beating on more than one occasion. I feel as if I have been on a nonstop roller coaster ride of emotions and, to be honest, despite being the roller coaster lover that I am, I’m ready to get off of this one. Some may wonder where God is during all of these difficult times. You may wonder why I cling to the One who has allowed all of these difficulties to come into my life. You may not understand how I can  keep trusting in the One who has seemed to be hidden as I struggle desperately to hang on. Believe me, it hasn’t been easy! I’ve struggled more in the last few years with my relationship with God than I have ever struggled before. I have questioned Him, I have doubted Him, I have been angry with Him, and I’ve given Him a piece of my mind more times than I care to admit! I have wrestled Him, I have battled Him, I have argued with Him, and I have begged Him to take away some of these trials only to have Him tell me, “No!” I’ve asked Him why a thousand times, and I have only received silence. I’ve been at the very end of my rope with Him, and I’m sure He has been with me.  Some think that following Jesus is easy, but it’s not! The road He leads you on is probably not the one you would choose for yourself! The battles He divinely orchestrates for you are not the ones you want to fight. The mountains you have to climb are probably steeper and more treacherous than anything you could have ever imagined. And holding on in faith is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do. And a relationship with God is not always without struggle…in fact, sometimes, it’s the hardest relationship you can be a part of. However, no matter what you are facing or going through, God is right there. He is there in the valley. He is there on the climb up the mountain. He is there when you question, when you doubt, when you turn away, when you give Him a piece of your mind. He knows your struggle! He knows your hurts! He knows your faith is weak  when all hope seems lost. He knows you don’t understand! And He loves you no matter what! He is there no matter what! He will turn your heartbreak into the best thing that ever happened if you just hang on! It’s not easy, but He is so worth it!


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