As much as we would like to bypass a difficult situation and be delivered from it altogether, most of the time, we have to go through to come out on the other side.
Eventually, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and we will make it through.
This picture was taken when Randy and I drove from Dallas to Phoenix to see his family for Christmas in December 2014. Twelve hours of driving on a Tuesday and six hours of driving on the Wednesday which was Christmas Eve. Once we were in Arizona we turned off Interstate-10 and took a road less traveled and much more scenic.
I was almost dozing off when my eyes opened wide at the scene in front of me, this tunnel through the mountain suddenly before me. I grabbed my phone as quick as I could and took this picture, and I can’t believe how well it turned out as quickly as I took it.
What a visual reminder that the way out is through. And that you will get through. You won’t always be in this difficult place.
Is there a mountain looming in your life right now? A storm you wish would go away but won’t? A trial that is difficult and scary?
I hope you will find comfort and strength as you walk through a difficult season and I hope you know God is always with you each step of the way and He will never let you go. He will take you through and you will come out on the other side.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.