Do not give up. Be obedient. This is only a season. Cling to God.
These are all phrases that I have been telling myself a lot lately. In a moment of raw honesty, there have been some days where the battle seemed to be so harsh that I literally wanted to give up. In those moments, I was mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. Instead of giving up, I kept on talking to God all day long. When things got pretty intense I would crawl into his lap and just rest there. I found myself also just saying to God, “I love you, God” over and over again through my hardest moments. My love for him is the reason why I did not give in to the temptation to drop everything I was doing and just leave it all behind.
As a new adventure presents itself and I look back on the years, I am so thankful that I did not give up. I am so thankful that God carried me. I am so thankful for his love.
If you are going through some really intense battles I encourage you to cling to God. Do not give up. It is worth persevering through. You are God’s beloved. He loves you. Strength is found in him. Let go and rest in his love, for it is his love that conquers all things. His love casts out fear.
Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” (NLT)