Life is a journey that begins as a single moment! Every second of the day is a moment and those moments become scary when in the shape of a boulder (anything difficult that takes you out of your comfort zone)! Are you going to keep your Faith and Hope alive by holding on, or will you take the easy way out and let go? Holding on will be challenging as you endure pain, fright and exhaustion! The alternative is to let go and crash which will hurt, make you fatigued, angry and weak! I have done both! Sometimes the lesson came after impact. Other times, the lesson and my life’s strength came from holding on and inching forward. Both are necessary parts of our journey needed to help us grow and gain wisdom. (Ecclesiastes 7:14)!
What does better mean? That depends on you! What are your aspirations? How do you percieve yourself? Are you looking at your outward appearance and the way people see you, or are you looking at your inward self that is always visible to God and viewed by others through actions and heart? (1 Samuel 16:7) (Proverbs 16:2)
Crashing causes mourning, whether it is physical pain or grief caused by loss or the realization of our own sins. Mathew 5:4 reassures as we will be comforted (Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.)
Holding on to Faith and Hope keep us moving forward, even when it seems impossible. This builds our strength and endurance. Faith is trusting God enough that you are willing to do the impossible (holding on) because you know nothing is impossible with God! (Luke1:37) Hope squashes despair no matter the circumstance and allowing a grip to be maintained knowing that God will renew your strength (Isaiah40:31). These tools are essential for every moment throughout our journey.
Allowing our hearts to see God in our circumstances, even when nothing else is visible but a huge boulder, will keep us moving forward. His love is immense meaning He can and will overcome anything we face in life if we allow Him! We have to have Faith and Hope, but these are nothing without Love! (1 Corinthians 13:13)