"Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." (1 Timothy 4:16 NIV)

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of lif
e that God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12 BSB)

A sort of mini-crash is what I termed it. After an unknown error, the address book contacts, name and email addresses, were no longer.

I thought of just scrapping the whole project looming in front of me. But then, it seemed the right thing to begin the arduous task of re-entering data.

It was painstakingly slow. I seemed to be getting nowhere fast. It wasn't the computer's fault, not really mine either. It was something that just happened.

In life, things happen. The computer scenario seemed to take forever; in actuality it did not. It made me think of the real desert times, experiences of the 'dark night of the soul'. Those times in our lives when we are waiting, hoping, praying....and things seems to be taking forever.

If by any chance, you are in one of those places, you can know that it will not last forever. We have to hang in there and hold onto the promises that God's given us in the Bible. We have to do our part, and allow God to to His. He is faithful. (1 Thessalonians 5:24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.)

Inspirational Messages by
Sally I. Kennedy