Do not look at the miserable mess of today and mistakenly think it marks the future. Do not allow a temporary mess to dictate your feelings about a fabulous future. Do not throw up your hands in despair and become a part of the misery. Keep going. Keep building the future. Just like it is with diapers and drooling babies, it is the same with the messes of marriage — growth will produce change, maturity will lead to a better day! I learned that, too!
Do not allow your efforts to become futile by being distracted by the truth of today. See things through faith as they will become, and love in advance the completion and not the work in progress.
There is hope for you in whatever despair you face. Hold on to hope. Do not delay in releasing the voice of hope, to cry out in faith, for help from your Creator –the one who painted the sunrise, who clothes the lilies, who counts the sparrows, cares for you!
Don’t despair when the winter’s woes come with frigid fierceness. On some sweet sunny day, with birds’ orchestral accompaniment, joy comes in the morning, as the golden flag unfurls a sign of victory over the death of winter.