The Goal

Recently I had a pinched nerve, and I was in a lot of pain. I am better now, and I am thankful that I can go for a walk every day.
As I was walking today, I noticed a woman who was walking to her mailbox. She has had arthritis for many years. I could see that she was in pain as she walked, but she didn’t give up. She walked to the mailbox and back. My pain had been temporary, but her pain seems to be permanent.
Paul faced many problems in his Christian life. He was beaten, shipwrecked, and imprisoned. But in our Bible Reading today, Paul talks about his goal of serving God and living forever with Him. Paul did not give up. He continued to serve and obey God.
Maybe you are struggling with a problem today. Be like Paul and work toward the goal of serving God every day. And remember that you are not alone. God will be with you.