Pathway to Praise: Persist
Our fall weather this year has taken us on a roller coaster swinging from warm 80 degree days to several nights of hard frost.
But isn’t that the way life often goes? Things go smoothly, then there’s a change followed by another change, followed by another change.
I noticed a small bud on the rosebush on the pathway to my house. With the anticipation of the cold front, I thought the bud would likely shrivel, not having the chance to bloom before the freeze.
The overnight freeze came. After two nights of it, I laid aside any hope of seeing the rose bloom.
The next warm sunny day I was surprised! The rose blossomed fully in beautiful color.
Have you been in a situation where you have given up hope, thinking the worst possible scenario?
Hang in there. Persist through the ‘freeze’ and bloom, with the grace of God.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
Persistance pays off with growth and a new beauty.