We pray, but then may experience struggles of various, unwanted kinds;
We can compare them to labor in childbirth, if they tend to trouble our minds.
It’s easy to tire, thinking nothing is happening–despite effort and some pain;
But there’s a birth ahead that’s coming–the struggles make that plain.
So if you have prayed for something, whatever your request,
Remember, despite waiting or struggle–there’s a “birth” ahead that’s blessed.
And all of the pain or problems that went before that birth
Will quickly be forgotten when we see God’s answers of great worth.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.”
Hebrews 10:35 (KJV)
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.” Hebrews 10:35
(New International Version)
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23