The Harvest of Your Tears
Posted: Saturday, November 11
Verse of the day:
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” Hebrews 10:36 (NLT)
According to Oliver Hill, an American author, the Darby Family caught the gold fever in the gold-rush days. So they went west to dig. After weeks of hard work, they found gold. They promptly raised the money needed for the venture and purchased the equipment needed. Then, they went back to work. As it turns out, they had found one of the richest mines in Colorado! They were going to be rich!
One day out of nowhere, the vein of gold disappeared! They desperately drilled on, all to no avail. Finally, they decided to quit. They sold the machinery and went home.
The man who purchased the machines – with the guidance of a mining engineer – calculated that the vein would be found just three feet from where the Darby Family had stopped drilling. Needless to say, this man made millions off this mine!
Like the Darby Family, you may also be tempted to give up. You’ve been waiting for so long and you’re tired of waiting. “If this is the way God is going to treat me, I’m not going to follow Him! This isn’t the deal that I signed up for! So I might as well pack up and go home!”
Don’t give up! Instead choose to dig three feet more. Since you’ve already endured so much, don’t give up now. This isn’t the time to turn back. This is the time to patiently endure.