When things get hard, you can know that others have gone through the same thing before you, and others will go through it after you as well as some going through it at the same time as you. Sometimes we have a choice which road we walk on, but other times we have no choice. We are thrown onto a path we have never been down before, and as much as we hate that path that is full of obstacles and huge, jarring potholes, and we can't see what is ahead of us, the only way out is to keep moving forward. Reverse doesn't work and there is no place to make a U-turn. The scenery doesn't seem to change for such a long time that we think we are standing still, but we really aren't. Maybe it is a long, dark tunnel that seems to never end but just goes deeper and deeper. But as we keep putting one foot in front of the other, we come to a bend in that tunnel and begin to see a faint light ahead. And it grows bigger and bigger. We might think it is a train headed right for us, but remember, this is a one-way road. Nothing can be coming from the other direction. So it must be the end of the tunnel up there!
If you believe in Jesus, you can know that you aren't walking that road alone. He is always with us. He is there to support us when we stumble. He is there to carry us when the mud gets too deep. He is there.
When my husband was being diagnosed with terminal cancer, the chorus to the song "Turn your eyes upon Jesus" kept running through my mind. The words became very real to me. Think about them.
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,I have included a video of the song.
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of this world will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace."
I asked that this song be sung at my husband's funeral.