Ending or Beginning?

Are you a half-glass-full or half-glass-empty kind of person? Do you think about all the things you have to do, or get to do? Are you excited for something to end? Dreading something? Or is it the beginning that thrills or worries you? The answer’s probably ‘yes’. Me too.

Having just come through the Easter season, let me ask another question. What do you think of that day between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? Saturday, right between the end of something terrible and the beginning of something terrific.

You might be going through something bitter. Maybe you’re already through to the other side and it’s beautiful. Be patient. Be persistent in prayer. Rejoice! Remember that you will never be left or forsaken. Remember that though you will face trials (of many kinds), you need not fear for Christ has overcome, and you will too. Remember that you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, not into it. And never fear, for God walks through it with you.

We’ve been experiencing several firsts and lasts in our home. They’re fun and hard all at the same time. I’m just going to take it as a time to enjoy the past memories and dream of future ones. Thank God for His faithfulness and pray for His new mercies, every morning. This verse is displayed in our home, good encouragement:

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9

So keep going. Keep pushing to the end, where you’ll just find another beginning.


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