Wednesday, 14 December 2011
By Amy at Make Me a Mary
Keep walking. That’s what I’ve said countless times. It’s what you just have to do, even when you’re so weary you don’t have the strength for the next step.
You have to keep going, even when you’re wearing cute-but-impractical shoes and your feet are killing you, even when the skies pour down rain and you’ve got no umbrella, even when evil lurks about and you’re scared out of your wits.
Keep walking, even when the way is treacherous and you just don’t want to anymore.
But I’d like to tell that voice inside me to put a sock in it right about now because I’m tired of walking. I’d like to pitch these uncomfortable shoes in the fireplace and stay barefoot with my feet propped up for the rest of my life.
But that’s not an option. And today I was thinking about the reasons why it’s not.
Reasons like children who need me. A family who loves me. A life to live. A calling to fulfill. A Savior who died to keep me safe on the journey.
And when I can’t feel His grace, I still know it. When I can’t whip discouragement, I still walk in victory. If I am faithless, He’s still faithful. His blessings flow, though I ignore them. His mercy finds me, when I’ll never deserve it.
How do broken souls keep going, unaware there’s a Saving to be had, yet I know Him well and at times I want to quit anyway?
Just another reason to keep walking.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. –Isaiah 9:6-7