There are times in our lives when we let the weight of the world get to us. During those times we tend to feel helpless, lonely, depressed.....just simply detached from everything. It seems like no matter what you do, nothing seems to come out right. The more you try, the more you fail. The harder you fight, the more you realize you're losing. Then you get to the "WHAT IS THE POINT" feeling. Next, you ask yourself, "why am I even trying?" Then you start thinking about how YOU can fix it. Well, I've gone through this and can say that I am somewhat going through it now. Sometimes as a single parent, we strive so hard to make sure that our children are happy and sometimes that leads to sacrifice in some areas (pride, finances, friends, family, etc). Especially during the holiday season. But I thank God that He reminds me that He is still with me and that He isn't going to leave me. God has taught me that the greatest gift to give is....love. No matter how much money you spend, how much thought you put into something, nothing beats pure love. God gave us that when He allowed Jesus to die for US so that we can spend eternity with Him. Love gave us salvation, hope, peace, joy, and happiness (just to name a few). Think about it.....it's going to be forever. Whenever I think about the love that God has for me, it uplifts me and makes me fight harder. Pushes me to persevere through hard times. Romans 5:3-5 says "Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us." So just knowing what God has given me, I will continue to be uplifted during those times when nothing seems to go right.
I don't feel no ways tired. I come TOO FAR from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don't believe He's brought me this far, to leave me.
Whenever you come to that rough time in your life or that time of despair, remember God's love and what He has given us. Be encouraged!