Sometimes life is just plain hard. With constant dirty diapers, crying babies, and postpartum hormones, it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. It is easy to just long for a break, and sometimes giving up seems like a good idea. Life has a way of throwing challenges our way. How do we handle those challenges?
Paul’s life wasn’t at all easy. It was much more challeging than crying babies and unbalanced hormones, but at the end of his life he says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
When I see this picture it reminds me to keep running. To keep the faith. When it starts to get hard, we should press on, with our eyes on the cross. If we are feeling weak, we can be comforted knowing that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).