The last two years have been so very hard. Don’t Give Up!

I’ve  shared something similar before, but in light of the last two years, I wanted to share again to “Hang in there!”  Life is hard, but God is good!

Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man wo is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly’ who errs, who comes short again and again…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”

James 1 : 2-4    2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

It takes courage to live life today, in 2022.  I feel like we have been whipped by the waves and winds of life in America:  Covid, masks, monkeypox, the economy, the price of gas, the polarization of America, and simply the endless barrage of bad news.  I want to encourage you to not give up, to press through, to walk through the valleys.  Be strong and take courage because the Lord is with you.  God is Faithful!

Don’t give up!


Author: Thora Anderson

Pastor, wife, daughter, sister, friend, Recovering worrier, Thinker, Mother of two teenagers. I've been in ministry for over 30 years and count that as huge success.

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