Never, ever give up! Joshua 1:9

Published on 7 June 2024 at 18:26

Never, ever give up!

written by Patricia Ann     June 7, 2024

Do not lose hope. I am the LORD your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.” Joshua 1:9

Never, ever give up!

My body ached from the weight of the sorrows that I bore.

Inside, my mind pleaded, "You can't take any more!"

"Give up!  Run away and hide!  There, you will find peace."

But, where would I go? Where would I hide?

Truly, this pain resides... inside of my soul.

And it won't leave, until I tell it to go.

It won't leave, until I release it.

It won't leave where it is allowed to stay.

It will stay within my body day after day.

Like a ring around the rosy, a merry go round,

My body will ache until my courage is found

and given permission to stand up and jump off the merry go round!

And inside my mind, I hear God's sweet voice drawing me near.

He tells me to jump for there is no fear.

He will catch me. Don't fear!  I will not fall!

I'm His precious daughter, after all! 

So, I did it! I stood. I took my stand, and as my Father took my hand...

 I jumped!

I was suddenly caught in His loving embrace,

and as I looked up,

I saw my Jesus,

with a smile on His face!

I felt so safe, I felt so loved.

In His loving arms I felt free.  I was free, as that heavy, sorrowful weight was lifted off of me.

My body recovered.  The aches went away.

I found myself restored, day after day.

And my Jesus said, "Don't ever give up! Do not ever fear!

I bore the sorrows, the pains and the weight, 

so that you would not have to, and it's never been too late.

I love you the Most, I'm never afar.

Just don't ever forget Whose daughter you are!"

Amen.  I love you, my Lord. 

Do not lose hope. I am the LORD your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.” Joshua 1:9

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