Meditation Thought: “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:6-8)
Truth, trust, hope, perseverance: four words that can be the key to the life God surely intends for each of us.
Truth. Without truth, we cannot deal with reality of a situation. How much trouble we get into and cause for others when we believe something to be true – and it isn’t!
Trust. Without trust we fear to move ahead, and perhaps miss out on the wonderful works God would like us to do in us and through us.
Hope. Without hope we get stuck in the mire of the situation that distresses us instead of lifting our feet to get out of the sticky ground.
Perseverance. Without perseverance we not only stay in the miry mud, but we miss out on the great events that can take place on the solid ground when we step on it.
Lord, help me to look ahead and eagerly lift my feet – even if slowly and with difficulty – to get out of the mire!