JUST KEEP DIGGING
There is someone reading this today who feels like they’re in a place that’s almost where God would have them. Is this you? You’ve done all you can do, said all you can say, cried all you can cry, prayed all you can pray, believed all you can believe, recited all of the scripture that you know and have started over again. You’ve heard people tell you just hang in there, tomorrow is another day, trouble don’t last always, He’ll never put more on you than you can bear and here’s the kicker, you’ve got to dig deep. I have a word for you today– “you’ve got to dig deep”. If you know that where you are is not where God intends for you to be, then you must keep digging. If you’ve “almost” reached your goal, you’re “close” to getting back on top, you’re “close” to getting your life together, you’re “close” to the next level, and you’re still looking for a miracle, then keep digging.
There are two scriptural references on why you must keep digging. Genesis chapter 26 repeats incident after incident that parallels the life of Abraham. These vignettes remind us that Abraham’s struggles were also Isaac’s struggles and that Abraham’s God has now become Isaac’s God. Here we see Isaac digging past his flesh. He sees a famine in the land, but he hears God telling him to stay in this barren land. He’s living in not enough, but he has a vision of more than enough. Isaac had to dig past his flesh in order not to do what was usual and customary and that was to go back to Egypt. Isaac had to dig past his flesh in order not to do what was popular. Isaac had to dig past his flesh in order not to take the easy way out.
When you are digging your way out, you have to have confidence in the Lord and respect His power. In Proverbs 14 verse 26 we learn that we have a strong and clear confidence in the Lord when we fear him; when we serve and obey him; when we reverently serve him. This means our behavior should be an example of our belief. We must keep digging to show God that we trust him to bring us through our situation.
I know there are some of us tired of digging. However, God would have us to understand that sometimes we need to stay where we are and just keep digging. Isaac had to trust that the promise God had made to his father Abraham still held true for him. We must know that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He didn’t bring us this far to leave us. Just keep digging.
Dig into God’s word and don’t let fear, being tired or being troubled stop you from your goal.
When we reverently fear our Father, then we don’t have fear of the future– We’ve not been given the spirit of fear but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.
We can dig and not get tired – They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint.
We can dig despite the trouble that swirls around us- God is a very present help in the time of trouble.
Whatever you do, whatever you are going through on your journey this morning, JUST KEEP DIGGING!
“26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge. 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.” – Proverbs 14:26–27