keep going

There are some prayers behind the closed doors waiting for answers. There are tears behind the curtains, there are days you just want to break down, unseen moments in the eyes of many except for God- who notices every battle you’re fighting, who hears every prayer you mumble, and who sees every lil’ thing you are doing.

He sees you and He cares for you. Surely it’s tiring to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep believing unto His promises when you can’t even see His fingerprints, when you can't hear His footsteps, when you can't trace His heart, and when you can’t see miracles and answered prayers. But how comforting it is to lean unto His Word, reminding you when your burden is heavy, you can always come to Him. Surely, He will give you rest for His yoke is easy and His burden is light. His gentle hands can give warmth to your restless soul. Come to Him and He will carry you when you are tired and when it’s already hard to keep going.

Keep in mind His grace is sufficient for you, for His power is made in weakness. The more you struggled, the more you draw closer to Him. How ironic it is that through suffering and painful trials, you learned the best. After all the battle belongs to the Lord and in the end life with Him in eternity should be your end goal.

As a believer, we do not live on explanations, we live on promises, we trust Him, we obey Him and we love Him more. May we have the courage like Paul who could confidently claim, "For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

2 Corinthians 13:5-10

Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about "kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib."

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