Sometimes hope appears to be an elusive term. How can we find hope in the darkness? How can we find strength to endure? Without the details, simply know I understand. I have asked similar questions, cried out to God, and even battled with thoughts of, “Will this ever get any better?”
For the past month, I have been learning to endure in personal fitness. A long time ago, I made exercise a priority twice a day. I would complete 15 to 20 minutes of cardio and finish the workout with weight training. Needless to say, life happened.
After battling fatigue, frustration, and overwhelming thoughts to give up, I confronted the truth. Busyness is not fruitful; it produces a cycle of undone tasks that do not have an end result.
God always presents us with the choice to listen or the results of addressing matters from our perspective. He uses both options to show the rewards for our obedience in listening (victory) or the consequences in our inattention (defeat).