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The promise is still the promise

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You know, sometimes in life just when it seems things are looking up, you turn around and boom, a step backwards. Just when you were starting to see a change, a shift, some forward motion, things slow down, almost to a standstill. Then you start to second guess yourself and question your moves to the point where it almost makes you want to just stop and not move at all. And you just about say, 'I'm done with all of this.' 

I know, because I've been there and sometimes I go there now. Yes, sometimes when I look at my progress, I say, 'dag Lord, why aren't I making more progress? Why does it seem I'm hardly making any headway?' And before I say another word, I think about Isaiah 40:29-31, which says:
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

And those words, my dear friends, give me life that things will work out. As long as God's promise is still a yes, I'm good -- I'm reeeeeal good, because I can hold on to His promise, covenant, agreement, commitment, and vow He made to me. Yes, when I look around and look at what appears to be a step backwards, I realize I'm not going backwards at all. I'm actually moving forward and at just the right pace that the Lord would have me to go, because He knows exactly what He's doing and how He's doing it. And He knows that, because the promise is still the promise. I will stand on those things. 
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