Every once in a while I think back over the past couple of years, and just get this weird feeling of “How did we get here?” Not exactly in a bad way. More like despite all the mistakes and dumb stuff along the way, coupled with the challenge of picking a very difficult path in life, we’re still standing and moving forward. Not always where I want to be, but not dead in the road either. God’s truly blessed us along this path in many ways.
I can’t take credit. Often my solution to problems is to put my head down and just push harder. Somehow, despite ourselves, I believe God has been the one to carry us through everything we’ve been through – going full-time with the business, expanding the portrait studio, growing our family, etc… We’ve lived through too many ‘just in time’ moments and little miracles that give us hope for the future to think otherwise.
…we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
When you’re down, don’t quit. Don’t panic. At the precise point when things appear the most hopeless, the way out is about to appear.