Push Through

Life can suck sometimes. It can beat you down and you think you don’t have any more steps in you. You can feel like you have reached your limit and you can go absolutely no further. The proverbial rope has come to that last knot and your fingers are tiring trying to clench on as much as you can so you don’t fall and hit rock bottom. Friends hurt you. Family disown you. No one will come to your aid. You feel left alone in a world that’s ever-changing and lost in the jungle of life. You can feel like there is no one to turn to and if you do their waiting with a knife to stab you in the back when you turn back around. You can feel like you have no support in any life decisions and the decisions you make only make every matter in your life exponentially worse than it was.

Each morning you rise and it takes every effort from your core being to open your eyes and face the day because who knows what that day may hold for you but in light of previous circumstances, it can’t be good. You attempt to drown yourself in the morning coffee because you think it has some kind of substance to create a good morning but it doesn’t. Even the red lights are out to stop any progress in your life. Don’t even think about any one at work being friends because we all know every one of them secretly think you can’t do your job properly and wish you would move on. At the end of the day, it’s not the end of the day cause maybe your trying to support a family and go to school too to further your education. And for what? To hear you professor tell you you’re not good enough or for some class mate to belittle your creative thoughts? Family thinks you don’t exist because every waking moment not trying to make money to support them, you have your nose in the books so later you can support them better.

Finally, at the end of the day, you’re so exhausted with pleasing everyone including yourself, you’re not even sure if pleasing God was on your radar. You cry late at night after everyone has gone to sleep for the approval of the only one that matters and you’re still not sure if that approval has come or you just recited 15 different scriptures that hints at the idea Jesus love you because the bible tells you so. In your feeble attempt to get some shut-eye, you still can’t shake the idea that maybe you’re doing everything wrong and since it feels so many people seem to be displeased with you, it can’t be them it must be you.

In the morning you wake up to do it all over again.

The only thing I can tell you friend is PUSH THROUGH! When it seems there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, push through. When it seems there’s no end to your grief, push through. When it feels like there is no end to your exhaustion, push through. When every one has left you alone and you feel God has even turned His back on you, push through.

Push through,

Push Through.




About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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