Daily Devotional – 5/29/13 “Go through to get through!”

It might take you a minute to get that but let me repeat it … Go through to get through! Yea, while you’re wallowing in your worries, partying in your pity, drowning in your depression, sinking in sin, held bound in bankruptcy, maintaining misery, suffering in sickness, accepting addiction, being held by chains of your circumstance, jailed by judgment, neglected because of your name, guided by grief, cast out because you chose Christ, walked over because of God’s word, discarded because you’re devoted and made to feel guilty because you’re using your gift; well baby sometimes you have to go through to get through! Yea, you do because if it was easy, this life you’re living; you wouldn’t appreciate it. See, sometimes you have to go through hell to get to Heaven. You have to through bankruptcy to get back on your feet. You have to go through sick days, doctor visits, medicine, surgery and maybe rehab to get to your well days. You have to go through darkness in order to see the bright morning sun. You have to go through heartache to get to true love. You have to go through some rough patches in your relationship in order to get to the marriage. Oh, you even have to go through being a victim, sometimes, just to get through to victory; but don’t give up. Just like a pregnant woman, she has to go through 9 months of morning sickness, weight gain, swollen feet, being picked and poked by the doctor and then hours of painful labor just to get to the end result; a baby. So go through job loss to get through to your career. Go through being knocked down so that you’ll get through to your getting up days. Go through the rejections and being turned down so you’ll get through to your yes. Go through your sickness and diseases so that you’ll get through to your healing. Go through to get through! Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” There isn’t anything that God allows you to go through that is meant to take you out which is why God declares in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Go on through this moment, this storm, this situation, this circumstance in order to get through to your blessing that is waiting. It’ll be worth it once it’s over. Go through in order to get through!

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