Pause. Pray. Hold on before you bail.
That was me a few weeks ago, sailing along with great momentum and focus. I had my plans laid out, my schedules made, my deadlines set. And then – BAM – I pummeled through that road barrier and my forward movement became a drop off a cliff.
It came out of nowhere and I’ve never been so sick in my life. Of necessity, all my plans and deadlines of necessity fell to the wayside as I focused on getting healthy, regaining my strength and recovering my brain power.
It isn’t always a sickness that will do this to you. A company layoff – and you’re suddenly without a job. A friend announces a new way of life contrary to everything you’ve both believed to be true. A loved one passes unexpectedly leaving a gaping hole in your life.
Whatever it is, before you bail, pause – pray – and pull the parachute. Grab hold of that rip cord and pull for all you’re worth.
God’s mercy is new every morning. His faithfulness endures through the night. His strength renews like the eagle’s. His loving arms are right there to catch you and carry you over this impasse to set you back on the path.
When it feels like the bottom has dropped out of your life, He is there. Pull the parachute.
“Because of the loving devotion of the Lord we are not consumed, for His mercies never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’” Lamentations 3:23, 24 BSB
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What’s your dream? I pray you will be inspired and encouraged to pursue all God has for you. Now, more than ever, we need people of faith to go, do and become the light for the world.