My husband and I enjoy the walking trail at the park. The beginning of the trail is more a stroll than a walk. Trees cover the lane with shade. There is usually a cool breeze blowing. It starts out going downhill. Halfway through the trail everything changes. The shade from the trees is gone. The sun beams down on the walkers. It is uphill the rest of the way. I find it hard to complete the trail. The climb becomes a real challenge.
This morning as I approached the dreaded halfway mark I had a thought. I realized how much like my life this trail experience has been to me. I have had times when hardships were far from me. Then without warning, things would change. I would find myself in a hard place. I would need to find strength and faith to be able to keep going. “Trust in The Lord with all thy heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths; ~Proverbs 3:5,6. I am thankful we have Holy Spirit. He will guide us through these hard places of life. He is also there to comfort us along our way.
I will continue to walk the trail. I know it won’t be easy. I also know I can make it.
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