You Can Press On
“So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.” – Helen Keller
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 3:14 ESV
As a toddler, Helen Keller became ill, most likely with scarlet fever. It left her deaf and blind. Four years later, Helen began to work with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who helped her to feel objects and learn the words spelled out with her fingers in the palm of her hand. Helen later learned to read with Braille and slowly began to speak.
Helen went on to attend school and graduate cum laude from college, the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree. She wrote articles and books and even lectured with the aid of an interpreter.
You can be strong and courageous knowing God is with you as you persevere through your circumstances.
Helen Keller is an amazing example of perseverance. She pressed on toward her goal of learning to communicate and went on to encourage others to not give up. As she did, she was thankful for what she had and did not focus on the fact that she couldn’t hear or see.
What are you called to persevere through today? God will never leave you to fight your battle alone. His Word tells you in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them [the enemy], for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (ESV).
Today’s One Thing
Ask God to help you take the next right and difficult step you need to keep going, knowing He is right there with you. Put away any thoughts of giving up and think about the almighty God who loves you and will never leave you.