If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
Today's Morsel: How do you handle the tough times in your life? What preparations do you do on a daily basis to be ready for them when they come? Jeremiah lets us know that if we allow those of our equal to weary us, (in some cases saints of God) there is no way we will make it against things that are more powerful. Warfare is going to test you. It's going to test your faith. It's going to test your resolve, and determination. Either you'll have the stamina and endurance to go the distances, or you won't. Either you'll cross the finish line strong or you'll fall out by the way. You'll either train or complain. Winners train, losers complain. Winners finish strong. Losers lose. Jesus said, "And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved"(Matthew 24:10-13). Let me encourage you, my brothers and sisters, finish strong. If something is wearying you, your eyes are more on it than Jesus. Isaiah said " Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength" (Isaiah 26:3-4). "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9). Just around the corner and we will be home.
Sing: Take your burdens to Jesus! Your burdens He'll bear. Tell him your sorrows, your sorrows He'll share. He's waiting just to bless you, with an outstretched hand. Tell Him your troubles, oh yeah, and He'll understand.