Onward – Devotion 258

There are days when it feels easier to quit than to move forward.  It feels better to just be done than to push any longer.  We simply want to say ‘enough’ and be done with it all.  And yet, we press forward, we move onward.  It isn’t the easy path that makes the difference.  Anyone can walk that path.  It is the difficulties which shape us and guide us.  It is the challenges which help to mold us into better people, more empathetic and kind.  The hardships help to define us.  

Still, there are days when we still want to quit, to simply give up.  Those days are the test, the brink of something.  We must continue onward, not giving in because it seems too much.  There is more to be done.  There is more to be accomplished.  There is good still ahead – even if it does not seem possible.  There is a path forward, even when we have no idea where we are going.  

There are days when getting up and getting dressed is an accomplishment in itself.  Celebrate it.  There are days when we feel as though we can do anything – and those days, we do everything.  There are days to rest and days to work.  There are days to push even harder and days to simply let it be.  Regardless of the days, we move onward, one moment at a time – not worrying about the future, focused on this day.  This is great on the days we feel like it, when we don’t feel the weight of it all.  But on the days when it all feels too much, we need to know we are not alone.  God will help us to move onward.  He will care for us when we cannot care for ourselves.  

Today, no matter where you may find yourself, keep your head up and move onward.  On the days when it seems too much, know you are not alone.  One step at a time is movement.  On days when all is well, help someone else move forward.  Onward, we move with God and each other.  There are good days still to come.

Focus Scripture:

Psalm 40:5

You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
    your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
    none can compare with you.
Were I to proclaim and tell of them,
    they would be more than can be counted.

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