I'm not much for words usually, but I do like to write when I have time which doesn't happen that often. So, here I am trying to start my blogging so this page doesn't stay blank...
The word for today is "perseverance." It has been a long, hard life in many ways. I can be thankful for so much, however. I know that things could be so much worse and are for many people in this world.
I think about all of the failures, obstacles, hard-times and pain that I have endured in my life and I question why I haven't quit. The only thing I can say is hope. I can't help but have hope for the future. If I lose hope, then all is lost. My faith in Christ brings me to an everlasting hope that all will be ok.
God doesn't promise us that our journey will be easy or that our faith won't be tested. Life is the good and bad, the highs and lows. All we can do is surrender it all to God and have hope in knowing that our faith in God's promise of salvation will carry us to that day of Grace.
Hebrews 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(Taken from www.biblegateway.com) New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Part of living is the struggle. It gives me something to do, something to strive for. If I fail, I keep trying.
Keep your chin up. Know that God loves you and so do many others. Just surrender your cares to Christ and let love show the way.
Here is my lyric video for I Surrender. Enjoy and keep going! My Raining Grace site address is now closed, but you can purchase the song and all my music from my store!
Justin Ehrman is a husband, father, author and singer/songwriter.