Keep Going

I took this picture on our Cape Cod vacation a couple of weeks ago.  It’s a boardwalk that takes you out to the edge of the marsh from Grey’s Beach in Yarmouth Port, MA.  I ran out to the end of the boardwalk three of the mornings we were there.

In the picture, it appears that the boardwalk goes on forever.

Some days, things can seem like this.  We have a tough day at work.  Our parenting doesn’t seem to be making any head way with our kids.  Perhaps, we’re facing health issues that seem unbearable.

The Bible provides encouragement to keep going when we’re ready to give up.  I often draw encouragement from these verses:

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:13,14

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

One of the last day’s that we were in Cape Cod, I took Leanne out to the end of the boardwalk to enjoy the walk and view together.  The long walk was well worth it!

What are you facing today that seems like it could go on forever – that seems overwhelming or unbearable?  What keeps you going?