Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist says, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during the times of Hitler once said, ““If you are going through hell, keep going.”
But above them all I have found that Wilson Philips, a terrible girl group from the 90’s, really nailed it when they sang, “I know that there is pain, BUTCHA, hold on for one more day, ANDJA, break free from the chains.”
No matter how strong you are or how well you endure whatever struggle you’ve been faced with, it’s never going to be easy or pleasant. But there will always be an end to it.
Just hold on.
Some day you will be able to see Jesus face to face. You’ll be able to just melt into him and let him completely destroy every stressful, painful, and sad feeling you have ever experienced with His overflowing joy and overwhelming love. He, the creator of the world, will confirm that YOU were the center of his universe. He will rejoice over you with songs. You did it. You survived life. And because you held on and clung to him in faith, He will reward you with a life in paradise that will never end.
THIS is the real motivation we have to keep us going.
Just hold on.
"Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him…As for you, go your way until the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days, you will rise again to receive the inheritance set aside for you…He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain…He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison" - Revelation 1:7, Daniel 12:13, Revelation 21:4, Zephaniah 3:17, 2 Corinthians 4:17