Monday, September 3, 2012

Hang In There!!

Are you merely holding on until you finally get your head above water? 

It may not feel like it, but that is great!  Hanging-in when the waves of life crash down upon you is part of the process of growth. 

Only by perseverance can we achieve some of the worthwhile things in life.  Sometimes, hanging-in is the best thing you can do, but remember to pray as you hold-on, to make the most of the experience.

"Why would I want to make the most of this awful time?" You may wonder.  Well, it is because the hard times strengthen us for the future, to be able to do life better than we knew how to before.

Experience, while not necessarily readily desired in the areas of pain, is actually something that we can use to serve the Lord and love others better with in the future.  We can then minister to others well with the hard-won lessons with which we emerge from times we may otherwise view as suffering for naught.  Do not fear, God promises that He will work ALL things for good to those who love Him and walk according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  Sometimes we just have to trust and hang-in.

Whether you are holding-on for changes in your marriage, finances, hanging-in for a wayward child, or treading water while waiting for your education to be completed, the process is the same….
Keep doing the next right thing, and pray without ceasing.  Soon, you will receive the fruit of your labor, and your character will be emboldened, too!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Denise,

      We're glad it could bless you in some way!

      Tim and Michelle

  2. James 1:12 tells us: "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." Of course this applies to women/wives too! Thanks for the reminder that sometimes, hanging in there is a a worthwhile pursuit.

  3. Hi there. Thank you for your posting. I realised that the most important thing I had to do to start straightening out my marriage was to stop complaining about it....negative though and word breads more negativity....when I started saying out loud the good things .... suddenly it all just felt better. Thank you God for this lesson....

    1. Hi Noeline,

      I find that to be very true, too. The way the thoughts and words go is often how the heart goes......I'm also grateful the Lord has shown us to think on what is good, pure, lovely, and true, for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks....and vice versa, I think. Thanks for your comment!