I’’m not sure what kind of season you’re in right now, but I just wanted to say: keep on going.
I say this because it’s easy for us to give up when things get too hard, when we don’t understand, when we fail, or when doubt (from ourselves or others) gets in our way. I promise you though, when you get back up from failing or when you choosing to keep pressing on when the going gets tough, its rewarding. We learn and we grow from carrying on through trials.
I pray you know how loved and cherished you are. That you and what you’re doing right now has a purpose that you may not see right now, but you will one day. Maybe not through your own life, but possibly through the lives of others. There are people cheering you on right now that you don’t know that they are, so don’t let the doubt and what others have to say get in your way. Keep on going.
I just wanted to say this short little bit of encouragement for you this week. Below I’m going to add some scripture below. It would be helpful to write the ones down that resonate with you the most and attach them somewhere where you’’ll see them each day. Like your bathroom mirror or refrigerator!
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.'
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
Give thanks to the LORD for He is good: His love endures forever.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.