Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Keep Your Head Up

"The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands." -Psalm 138:8

In the midst of life, it can be easy to get discouraged if you look around and life hasn't worked out the way you would have wanted. When others have professional success, promotions, and recognition but you're still chugging away where you've been though you feel qualified and deserving. When friends, peers, and even those younger than you get married and begin to have families while you're still single as a dollar bill. When health issues and concerns just won't go away. When those living selfishly, bending or breaking the rules, get ahead and have success while you do things selflessly and with integrity but get left on the sideline. When other families seem to have the perfect marriage, and well adjusted kids while yours is a struggle. When other people seem to get all the breaks and life always works in their favor while you bust your tail and experience challenge after challenge. When life just doesn't make sense at all.

Even in the midst of life's deepest disappointments, hold on to the promise that God will fulfill His purpose for you. He loves you always. Yesterday, today, and forever. Be honest with Him, cry out to Him, express your frustration, anger, hurt, and disappointment. Lean in to Him and pray again and again for Him to meet you where you are. To give you strength when you feel like quitting, to give hope when you feel hopeless, to encourage when you're discouraged, to pick you up when you get pushed down. To comfort you when you feel abandoned, to hold you when you feel alone. To shine light in dark places and to fill your heart with His love and compassion.

Keep your head up child of the King. He loves you more than you can imagine and will fulfill his purpose for you.

In pursuit of His best,


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