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Hold On, Stay the Course, Carry On Bravely
April 28, 2020
Over the years I have always given my family, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ…and myself, encouragement with the above three statements.
By now many of us are hopefully dodging the virus by staying home. But some of us may be experiencing the malady of “cabin fever.” Carmen and I have been infected with it and we’re glad to hopefully be seeing the conclusion of quarantine. It’s one of those things that up until now, other than a few short hospital stays, we have never really experienced. We all pretty much go where we want, whenever we want, to do whatever we want. What a blessed people we are.
While we are holding on at home, here are a few things, as Christians, we can think about:
We hold on knowing that God is with us and loves us. We can relax in that knowledge. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
We hold on knowing that God’s grace is sufficient. I like the acrostic of grace. G.R.A.C.E: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
We hold on in spite of our limitations. We are chomping at the bit to get moving again. We all have strengths and weaknesses that God has given us. When the gates are fully opened, we need to pace ourselves as we might when recuperating from an illness.
We hold on while we wait for God’s timing. God is rarely early… but never late.
We hold on while we use this time to recharge, by renewing ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.
So, my saying for all of us is to continue to hold on, stay the course and carry on bravely. I feel as though right at this moment we are positioning ourselves for the gates to open and the race to resume.