One day, not long ago,
I gave you a dream.
I revealed to you a glimpse of your future,
a vision of all that was possible when you put your trust in me.
Do you remember?
You were excited. You had faith. You believed.
You fearlessly took action.
Your zeal pleased me.
But lately, it has not been the same.
Your faith has dwindled.
Family trouble, lack of finances, results unseen,
these twists and turns of your journey
have you doubting yourself.
You have even doubted Me.
Let me remind you...
I never said it was going to be easy.
I never said you would not feel pain.
I never said you would have all of the answers.
I did leave you with these truths:
I WILL NEVER GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE.
No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG)
TRUST ME AND I WILL DIRECT YOUR PATH
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. (Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG)
Strip down, start running-and never quit! Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed-that exhilarating finish in and with God-he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. When you find yourself flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! (Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG)