I had randomly turned my Bible to the passage above which quickly caught my attention because I had previously highlighted it. Knowing it was going to be good, I quickly scanned the verses to see what it said. Instantly two words caught my attention: Because and Therefore How many of us in our lives can with ease say, “Because God did ____, therefore I will____.”?? ALSO, how many of us can say this with the complete assurance that David had? “Because He has inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.” I want that kind of faith. I want that kind of trust. I want that kind of complete confidence.
How do we keep our courage and hope for the future when all we want, deep down, is to be loved by a man and potentially raise a family with him... yet our lives show no evidence of this being able to happen? I KNOW I'm not the only one who, when life takes a slight breath or when there's a slight pause in the middle of the hustle and bustle, feels discouragement or sadness creep in. What do we do with these moments? Are they inevitable? Can we live our lives in such a way where we never have to struggle with loneliness or discouragement?
Paul's words to Timothy can be applied to our every day life, especially on those days when we're feeling weak and incapable. Let Paul's words encourage you as I'm sure they did Timothy's.