If You’re Ready to Give Up . . .

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If You’re Ready to Give Up . . .

Last week began with our “new normal” schedule, with a little visit to my family doctor thrown in on Monday afternoon. I wanted to talk with him about a little list of things that were bugging me, and the visit went well until the last item on my list. The next thing I knew, I was sitting in his scheduler’s office, getting an appointment for an echocardiogram. That happened the next day, and the results were good. (Hallelujah!)

But on Monday night I started a new medicine, and to say that my body had to do some getting used to it is an understatement. It was a difficult time because I felt really bad, and my family had to bear with me through the transition.

I got all my hours in at work and headed out of town with Princess Roo on Thursday evening. We spent an interesting night there because she wasn’t allowed to sleep for more than four hours. Friday morning we headed to Children’s for her EEG and neurology appointment, then drove home.

Saturday we all slept late and got some much-needed rest. And then I found two chipped teeth. I have no idea how or when it happened, but it’s done. Today was full of church and volunteer activities related to the children’s ministry.

And then there’s everything else: financial pressure, the need to get our tax paperwork ready for the CPA, the possibility of a winter storm rolling in (ice!), and the list goes on and on and on.

I know you’ve got a list too. We all do. I’ve struggled a lot the past week with fear, anxiety, and being weary of the fight. I’ve been ready to give up. I’m tired of trying to figure it out on my own – because I can’t. I can’t fix everything that needs fixing in my life.

Then I remembered some things that really resonated with me last month and realized that maybe I need them more now than I did then. I’m recording them here, thinking that they may encourage you to hope again too.

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

Galatians 6:9 AMP

God can take the seemingly impossible and make it possible. Keep praying.

From a Facebook Meme

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.

Isaiah 64:4 AMP

I’m waiting earnestly. Won’t you wait with me, doing the next right thing as it presents itself? We will get through this.

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5 Responses to If You’re Ready to Give Up . . .

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for this! I prayed for you and your family this morning..hang in there (and I’ll do the same).

  2. This is so good and such an encouragement to my stressed out heart. Love you and praying as always 😀

  3. Melinda Lancaster says:

    Yes, we will. Praying for you, Jennifer.

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