Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Maybe the stairmaster would be easier?

One of the great things about keeping a blog, is having the ability to remind yourself of your own words!

There are several big situations going on in my life right now where I cannot see the top of the stairs. And sometimes the unknown is harder to bear than the climbing.

I'm thankful these words are still true.

**Originally published 8/3/09

Sometimes there are situations or seasons of life where it seems like all I'm doing is climbing the stairs up. There is no end, no top, in sight. And the climbing gets hard.

But then I remember that God says:
  • "You are with me." Ps. 23:4
  • "I will not leave you" Gen 28:15
  • "'For I know the plans that I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope'". Jer. 29:11
  • "Unload all your worries onto him, since he is looking after you." 1 Peter 5:7
What you can't see in the picture above is that little toddler in the green shirt is not alone on those stairs. I, his mother, am with him, just a few steps behind. I will not leave him, or let him fall back down those stairs. And I know something that little boy doesn't. At the top of those stairs is the most magnificent view, and if he just struggles a little longer, continues to climb even when it gets hard he'll get there and see it, making the whole climb worthwhile!

Find more Thankful Thursday.


  1. I have given you an award on my blog!


  2. What a wonderful post and fantastic news about Baby Stellan!! I'm taking part in this blog hop, too. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing! I am struggling with several things in my life and your blog has truly encouraged me.

  4. Wonderful. I love how you brought the photo and God's word together. He is a faithful Father. I agree about baby Stellan. What an encouragement about trusting in God's timing.

  5. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

  6. Thank you for sharing these verses and practical thoughts. I really like your blog!

  7. Great post!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Lovely picture and great post!

  9. Great picture and wonderful perspective.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

    I'd like to invite you to participate in a Mom 2 Mom Carnival titled "Encouraging your Children's Relationship with Jesus" I hosted last week. I received a few late entries so I'm wrapping it up on Friday - all who participate by then are eligible for a giveaway. There's been some wonderful ideas so far and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

  10. It is true that sometimes it is hard to climb those stairs. What is awesome thought that He will not let us fall.

    Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us.

    Love & peace,
    <>< Iris

  11. AMEN! Thanks for reposting this. It is just great.

  12. amen! love this post. i am encouraged. thank you for sharing. so many are going through the "climbing" season and a lot wanted to stop in the middle because of exhaustion.

  13. "Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!"

  14. So sweet! I love it! Have a blessed day!

  15. It is so true isn't it? To climb and climb and wonder why and what will find at the end/top. I LOVE the anaolgy you have here with your following of your son without him realizing the significance of it. Our God always haa our backs too...Have a blessed day, Debbie


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