One day a young lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, “What should I do?"
He said "keep driving."
Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse.
"What should I do?" The young lady asked.
"Keep driving," her father replied.
On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over.
She told her dad, "I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!"
Her father told her, "Don't give up, just keep driving!"
Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out.
Her father said, "Now you can pull over and get out."
She said "But why now?"
He said "When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over."
This is a testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times". Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up. You don't have to...if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun will shine upon your face again.
This was in an email I got from Hannah's Mom today. It was very encouraging to me, especially right now. It's been hard for me, especially being on deployment, not being able to be with Hannah. I mean I know that in a little over a month I will finally be able to see her, but even after that...I still have to come back to Japan when my leave is over. There is a little less than two years till I'll be able to spend as much time with Hannah as I want. It's a little overwhelming at times to think about. Hannah's mom has said in the past, that if Hannah and I can make it through this, we can handle anything that life could throw at us in the future. If we push through this storm using the strength the Lord gives us, we will come through on the other side of this storm stronger because we didn't give up, we kept chugging along.
I hope and pray that this was encouragement to you.