On a late winter scouting run that took me down a trail deep into the backcountry, my attention was continually drawn to the beauty of the creek that paralleled the trail I was on. Snow had piled in tight around this tiny little creek. There were small waterfalls along the creek that spilled icy water over into pools that were doing their best not to completely freeze up. I stopped at one point to check out one such pool of water. Everything around the sides and edges of this creek and pool of water was ice. The ice seemed to be closing in, trying to freeze everything up. Though everything was closing in, the small creek continued to flow. I remember thinking, as if I could actually encourage that nearly frozen creek, “Hold on! Spring is on the way. Warmer days are coming!”
So often, I think we all need that same encouragement in our lives. I don’t know what you’re going through today. I don’t know how bad it is, or how bad it feels. I can only encourage you to hold fast. Though it seems the weight of the world is closing in around you…hold fast. Help is on the way! Better days are coming. God has not…and will not…abandon you. With His help you will make it.
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