You Story Is Not Over Yet

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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Have you been trying to do the right thing for a long while, but it seems to be doing no good? Maybe you have failed recently, and you feel discouraged and disappointed in yourself. You wonder if it wouldn’t be easier to stay down instead of risking getting knocked down if you get back up. This life is harder than you imagined, and you don’t know how much more you can take.

Let me offer you an encouraging perspective, my friend. Every winner has been where you are now. This is just the dark part of your story, and you need to stick around for the brighter part. Do not doubt, do not give up. Cry if you have to, but do it knowing you will keep moving. Sometimes you need to crawl forward while you cry. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

Keep doing what you know is right and ask God what to do after that. It is impossible for you to fail when you keep following God’s instructions. Recognize that He does not work on our timetable, but He is fully aware how you feel and exactly where you are. If you have run out of strength, God offers His.

You may not know what to do, but you do know that giving up before God steps in is not the answer. Let Him hold you while you struggle. Let Him dry your tears; He collects them in a bottle, you know (Psalm 56:8). Cling to His promises in this dark place. Hold out until you see the next step, my friend. God is up to something good in your life, and you are going to be soul-deep glad you stayed around to see it.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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