Is it hot where you are? I’m not talking about the temperature outside. The kind of hot that makes you think “what did I get myself into?” or “Is this a good time to get out?” or “maybe I missed a turn somewhere.” No, no, no, this is not the time to second guess yourself. In fact this is the time you push through. It would be so easy just to turn around now, but you can’t and I certainly will not. I have never gone this far before and I want to see what’s on the other side of this valley.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For thou o Lord art with me.”
That is the key to remember. You are not alone. In fact, you didn’t even start you on this journey. God did and He promises that since He began the work, He will complete it.
Please don’t give up. I admonish you. It is going to be worth it. The hotter the fire, the more refined and purified the metal. You are about to come out as gold, so press on.