Just Hold On And Choose To Believe

“The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24)

Do you have those days where you wonder how you can accomplish what you feel God is calling you to do? Do you wonder how you can keep on going, when pain, or illness makes each day so hard?

For many of us, it often seems like we don’t “do” much–or certainly in the eyes of other healthy people and what they think people should be capable of. Our pain, or illness, takes so much energy to just survive, that sometimes it seems there is nothing left for doing what really matters.

I know I’ve been reluctant at times to commit to doing things, because I know there will be times when my health will limit my ability to keep that commitment. But does that mean, I should never start something, or commit to doing something that may be a long term use of my time and effort?

It sometimes seems it would be easier to just not start anything, to stay home and feel sorry that I’m unable to do those things that my friends, or others are excited about doing; that are important in their service to God and to others. Surely God understands when I’m not able to do something, doesn’t He?

God does understand my limitations, but He also gives me the resources to do those things that He calls me to do. He has gifted me in certain ways and He also gives me a passion about certain things and empathy for what some others may be going through. Sometimes I’m not aware of that until I look back and see how I have done far more than I thought I’d be capable of.

God gives the resources when we need them and as it says in this verse, if He has called us to do something, He will be faithful in giving us what we need to get it done. As I read somewhere just recently “just hold on and choose to believe.” Sometimes that’s all we can do–but God will be faithful and never let us down.

Prayer: Father, help me to hold on and believe that You give me all I need to do the things You want me to do. Amen.

About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life, and the lessons He teaches her, as she lives with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to travel when she is able. You can contact her in the Sunroom.

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When have you found that you accomplished far more than you thought you’d be able to do?

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