I can remember climbing Helvellyn. You start out full of energy, you climb the first part excited that you are on the way. The summit can’t be far now. Yet it is. In fact I can’t even see it.
Tiredness begins to creep in. Walking across striding edge now I can see the summit, what I long to reach is before me. But my legs are aching, I am tired, my breathing is laboured, I am sighing from exhaustion.
You look, you wait, you rest, you feel overwhelmed, unsure if you can continue. I know for me walking and climbing that last but was hard work but I kept going and made it to the top.
Perhaps life can be like this at times too.
We see where we want to go but it still seems so far off. We get tired, exhausted even, unsure if we will make it through.
- What are you hoping in God for?
- What burden are you carrying?
- What is weighing heavy on you today?
Don’t know about you but right now I am waiting on God for some breakthroughs, some things to change. I am hopeful, looking ahead to a preferred future, exercising my faith, trusting and expectant for a good outcome. I am determined to not allow the enemy, circumstances or thoughts to defeat me.
“O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.” Psalms 38:9 ESV
“But for you, O Lord, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.” Psalms 38:15 ESV
The Word of God is so full of encouragement. Like the people around me when I was climbing kept telling me to keep going, so God is always with me.
I am so glad God sees what I long for, that the sigh of my heart is not hidden from Him.
I am so glad that as I wait on God, it is Him who will answer.
I am so glad that He will not let anything defeat me and that my future in Him is safe and secure.
I just need to keep on walking. I pray that you would be able to do the same.