Hold On ~ Help Is On It’s Way

by | Jan 27, 2014

James 1: 2-3  My brethren, count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Have you ever gone through a time when you thought you were doing all you knew to do right and yet everything was still seeming to go wrong?  What happened to; if you thought it and “did this” and you prayed it all came together?  I found myself asking God that one day;  “I have worked so hard to do what is right no matter what is thrown at me and yet nothing seems to be going right – why?”

If you are doing what is right it is only common sense to know that all hell is going to come against you to try to discourage you and stop you!  Satan isn’t going to come after you if he already has you.  If you are doing what God has called you to do Satan is going to do all he can to drag you down and get you to believe that God doesn’t care!  Trust me, I know, God and I have had these conversations!  When you do right sometimes there is some attack or pain that follows but if you will press into God and allow Him to work in and through you as you face it you will grow on many levels and God will bring you to the other side and the victory will far surpass anything you could do on your own.

Do you really think it would be better if you launch out on your own right now?  Sometimes it may seem as though it couldn’t be any worse but you and I both know ~ oh yes it could!  Stop right where you are if you are even thinking about “fixing” your situation yourself.  God has a plan, and as tired as you may be of hearing that, it is the truth and you need to hold on to your faith and hope in Him and trust Him to bring it!  He hasn’t forgotten you and He is working even if you can’t see it!  Don’t miss out on His best because you feel as though you just can’t take it any more.  It is always darkest before the dawn and your answer is on it’s way!  Don’t try to fix it all yourself!  God is working it all out and while He is there is something you are supposed to be learning.

God’s blessing for your faithfulness at this time will take you farther than you can take yourself so wait on Him.  Don’t get ahead of Him.  Ask Him today to show you something, ask if there is something you need to learn from this trial, ask Him for HIs favor and strength to hold on, ask Him for a miracle!  I know the struggle can be overwhelming, Bill and I have had the toughest, craziest five years of my life, there have been times I wondered if we could make it through any of it, but God is good and He has done some amazing things.  There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have one struggle or another on some level but we have grown closer together and closer to God through it all.

Hold on for one more day, trust Him to bring you through.  Know how much He loves you and cares and that is why He is working behind the scenes to bring you His best!  Don’t ruin it by getting angry and rebelling.  You have a choice today; you can either get angry with where things are because you are waiting on HIm or you can press in closer to Him and allow Him to carry you through.  Which will it be?

Quote:  “Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day , saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”


  1. Melissa

    I so enjoying reading your daily posts, they speak directly to my heart and encourage me and uplift me, your godly wisdom keeps me walking on the path that I know God has for me, sometimes I tend to veer a little off the path, but my faith and trust in the Lord keep me going! I love how you speak from your heart and that you are so human!! I look forward daily to reading your posts!

  2. Michele

    Thanks for sharing your helpful thoughts, experiences and inspiring scriptures! 🙂

  3. Myrtle

    O Holly, your words just now reading them blessed me ….I am going through a lot lately but Thurs my Mom who is 88 fell and broke her hip…the past few days have found me at the hospital with her..no place I would rather be than to be there for her and just before I left the house today I looked at my email…and read this…there is an attack on every part of my life, my health, my family, my finances,and God has been sending me little messages to encourage me through this ….and the closer I get to God the more things get worse, but I agree that is what satan wants me to do is lose it..but…I refuse to do that..I can overcome all the attacks the enemy sends my way and I am praising God through it all…your blog today was certainly used of God to help me I am printing it and taking it with me to the hospital….My Mom is critical….but I know God is still on the throne….I love Him so much..I am so glad I found your blog somehow..I do not know how but wait..yes I do…God sent me there….((hugs)) thanks for being faithful to the work God has called you to do….I am only one of the many that are blessed by your work..and love for God.. XO Myrtle PS My Mom is having hip surgery on Tuesday the 28th of January..tomorrow..it got delayed and I got frustrated..but then I read the part of waiting on God…so I will wait and trust Him , He is faithful….I can testify to that.

  4. Myrtle

    OOPs I said Holly in the beginning of the post I just did…I am so sorry…My brain is so tired…I am truly sorry..please forgive me….

  5. Ellen

    In Proverbs 18:21 That the power of the tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat of it’s fruit. I believe we need to speak aloud Gods promises, on a daily basis, if we don’t we cannot renew our minds. The word of God is there to help us change our mindset, I’ve learned to do this even if I’m not feeling it inside. Speaking God’s truth out really changes you on the inside and the day seems to just get better. In Romans 4:16-18 this speaking about the promise which comes by faith and that the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. I believe if we take the truth and speak it into our lives, we can change the direction. God’s grace for us is new everyday not once a month, once a year, but every single day and the Lord pours out His grace abundantly. So declare those truths and promises. Speak I am blessed in the city, I am blessed in the country, I am blessed when I go in and I am blessed when I come out. I declare that any curse that has ever been spoken over me, any negative evil word, that has come against me is broken right now in Jesus name. Fight the good fight and use God’s truth to fight, speak blessings into your life, remember Satan was defeated. What does it say to us as believers in Luke 10:18-20 This is Jesus’s own words I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. Any problem we could ever have God always has the solution, just trust, keep your eyes on Him, he will never leave you, nor forsake you that is His promise to us as believers. Thanks I hope this will bless someone!!

    • Myrtle

      Yes, Ellen, this has blessed me right now….thank you for sharing this…:)