"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:2
I have been so amazed at how many of God's people are going through something. In some groups that I am involved in everyone is facing some sort of trial or difficulty. Almost everyone is going through some sort of sickness, tragedy, financial problems, marriage difficulties, and the list goes on.
This morning I want to take a moment to encourage you in your trying times. The Bible says that we are in a race. As you know, in any race there is a finish line. Every runner is aiming for the finish line so that he can obtain the prize. Brothers and sisters, our finish line is in view and it's getting closer and closer everyday. We have more of the race track behind us than is in front of us. The enemy is trying to weary us and cause us to quit and give up. He doesn't want us crossing the finish line. Each one of us who does is another one that he wasn't able to stop and destroy.
Keep running this morning. Don't let the length of the race stop you. Don't let the obstacles that have been thrown onto the track stop you. You have come too far and you don't have much further to go. Keep your eyes looking straight ahead, keep running with patience, keep looking to the Lord for strength when you get weak, lean upon His all sufficient grace to sustain you. Pray until you get your "second wind" and keep on going. How sad to be only a few "feet" away from the finish line and quit.
Have a great day. The finish line is in view... keep your eyes upon it.