I know you're tired. I know you feel overwhelmed. You
may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last
It won't. You are almost through.
You don't just "think" it has been hard; it has been
hard. You have been tested, tried, and retested on what you have learned.
Your beliefs and your faith have been tried in fire.
You have believed, then doubted, then, worked at believing some more.
You have had to have faith even when you could not see or imagine what
you were asked to believe. Others around you may have tried to convince
you not to believe in what you were hoping you could believe.
You have had opposition. You have not gotten to this
place with total support and joy. You have had to work hard, in spite
of what was happening around you. Sometimes, what motivated you was
anger; sometimes fear.
Things went wrong....more problems occurred than you
anticipated. There were obstacles, frustrations, and annoyances en route.
You did not plan on this being the way it would evolve. Much of this
has been a surprise; some of it has not been at all what you desired.
Yet, it has been good. part of you, the deepest part
that knows truth, has sensed this all along, even when your head told
you that things were out of whack and crazy, that there was no plan
or purpose, that God had forgotten you.
So much has happened, and each incident....the most painful,
the most troubling, the most surprising....has a connection. You are
beginning to see and sense that.
You never dreamt things would happen this way, did you?
But they did. Now you are learning the secret....they were meant to
happen this way, and this way is good, better than what you expected.
You didn't believe it would take this long, either...did
you? But it did. You have learned patience.
You never thought you could have it, but now you know
You have been led. Many were the moments when you thought
you were forgotten, when you were convinced you had been abandoned.
Now you know you have been guided. Now things are coming into place.
You are almost at the end of this phase, this difficult portion of the
journey. The lesson is almost complete. You know....the lesson, you
fought, resisted, and insisted you could not learn. Yes, that one. You
have almost mastered it.
You have been changed from the inside out. You have been
moved to a different level, a higher level, a better level.
You have been climbing a mountain. It has not been easy,
but mountain climbing is never easy. Now, you are near the top. A moment
longer, and the victory shall be yours.
Steady your shoulders. Breathe deeply. Move forward in
confidence and peace. The time is coming to relish and enjoy all which
you have fought for. That time is drawing near, finally.
I know you have thought before that the time was drawing
near, only to learn that it wasn't. But now, the reward is coming. You
know that too. You can feel it.
Your struggle has not been in vain. For every struggle
on this journey, there is a climax, a resolution.
Peace, joy, abundant blessings, and reward are yours
here on earth. Enjoy!
There will be more mountains, but now you know how to
climb them. And you have learned the secret of what is at the top......abundant
life! Freedom! Everything that your heart has desired. It will all come
Remember to keep climbing to the top, don't look back.
You will make it because Jesus is leading the way and has a hold on
you that will never release. He will make sure that you have success.
You will make it. Don't give up! And remember, I love you, but Jesus
loves you so much more than I ever could.