The struggles in life has a way of making you feel there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Darkness seems to cover you like a blanket with no sign of a light.
Unashamedly I admit, over the last fifteen years I asked consistently, “Lord, how long the pain of betrayal, broken relationships, grief from the loss of loved ones and possessions is going to last? When will the struggles end?” Needless to say, He did not give me a specific timeframe. Instead, He always reminded me of His Word. After a while, I stop asking how long and started rehearsing the promises He had given me. My attitude changed. The more I meditated and spoke aloud His Word over my life and situations, the more my anxiety was replaced by God’s peace. Still there were nights I cried myself to sleep, even while rehearsing the promises.
Like me, have you looked for the light at the end of the tunnel and wondered how long your troubles would last?
Just know you are not alone while traveling through your tunnel a little while longer.
After posting the following status to my Facebook page earlier in the week, I read it again the next day or so. It was like getting a burst of energy from an energy drink.
"Your suffering is temporary. Go through the making process."
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5:10 NIV.