Last Wednesday I was at the gym helping my legs to do some exercise and make sure I got no pain. On Saturday, I ran my first 3 miles and today I ran 5 miles, so this Sunday I close a good 8 miles with an average of 12.15 minute the mile. God is great!
Perseverance has many faces; we can overcome the valley of death when we go through it, only if we persevere in our faith and in our hope. Quitting is not an option. It is not an easy process for sure not a fun one, but there is an end to that valley and the green pasture is just at the other side. Sometimes hard to see it, but we must have faith that it is there. Out of the valley we will come restored, cleansed and strong again. Until then, we need a hero to hold our hand, to heal us and protect us; Christ our Shepherd and Savior.
In our brokenness he will comfort us and he will carry us for the time that we cannot walk on our own. Because we all grow weary and we all will feel weak at some point, we need to fix our eyes to these verses, no matter how difficult it is to feel them, we should hang on to them for they are promises for God's children, for you and me, we are his children. Believe...
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.