“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 (ESV)
Streetlights reflect off puddles on pavement, gray clouds hanging low. The tires of tired cars press the wet road on this weary afternoon, reflecting traffic lights and water drops. As I look down from my apartment above, the strain of constant coming and going on the street mimics my own soul’s tired efforts in a season where resolution has not yet come.
Rain falls, delicate, determined. This shower should last all day, forcing plans to stall and my breath to slow. Though all is not quite better, I try to let healing run its course in me.
It’s been a struggle, if I’m honest. The strain of slogging through has worn me out for many months during a long physical and mental health journey. I’m left in the middle of this marathon, the stretch of steps where miles blur but I wonder if I’m making any progress at all. I am far from the starting line but feel stuck forever at a distance from the finish line.
How do we handle these midpoints in life? These seasons of waiting when we are worn from holding on to certain promises of God that have not yet come to pass?
While we wait, what do we do? How should we be?
In the stillness of suspension, waiting on the unseen, the not quite yet, do we simply push through until we reach the other side?
Perhaps we pause, breathe in peace, and begin again — keep pressing on.
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised” (Hebrews 10:35-36).
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