Fresh Hope – 4th October 2019

Imagine embarking on a journey, a long walk, a hike up a hill, or a trek up a mountain. After a few miles or hours along the route you stop because of exhaustion or thirst or discouragement.

You perceive the end to be too far ahead and the task to complete the journey is overwhelming.

Imagine doing that and realising sometime later (once you had been rescued perhaps),  that had you gone just a little further, the beautiful view, the purpose of your journey, the prize or reward had been just around the corner!

If you are anything like me, you would wish that maybe you had had a few pointers along the way to say ‘keep going’ , or ‘not long now’, very much along the lines of when children on a car journey are

asking ‘are we there yet?’, in the hope that the destination is in sight.

Life is an incredible journey with ‘twists and turns’ ‘highs and lows’ and few guarantees in-between.

The Bible (life’s manual) shows us that there is a God who keeps his promises, and who guarantees to guide us in life.

He also reassures us that when we set out on a journey looking for him, there is a certainty that we will find him.

Jeremiah 29 v12-14 “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you”, declares the Lord.

Perhaps you are searching and looking for answers to the meaning of life.

Maybe you are already on a journey that inspires you to pursue your God-given potential .

No matter where you find yourself today, you have the assurance that there is a God who wants to be found.

He does not hide himself from you, but longs to reveal himself to you.

God went to great lengths to make a way for each one of us to come to know Him…through His son Jesus and He is committed to fulfil that promise

So, whether you are running fast on an adventure with God, or slowly climbing in pursuit,  hold on to the promise that your efforts are soon to be rewarded, your prize is near…Him.

Jacqui Cartwright

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