One day a young lady went out for a ride with her dad. Not long after they began the journey, they came upon a storm. The young lady asked her father “Daddy what should I do?”, he said “keep driving my daughter”. So she proceeded.
As they drove along they noticed, cars began to pull over to the side because the storm was getting worse. “What should I do?” The young lady asked again, “Keep driving” her father replied. On up a few feet, she realized eighteen wheelers and other heavy duty vehicles were pulling over also. She told her dad “Daddy, I really feel like I must pull over as well. I can barely see ahead. It is terrible out here. Look at that – everyone is pulling over. Shouldn’t I pull over as well?”. Her father told her “Don’t give up sweetie. Never mind those who are stopping. Keep your eyes on the road whether you can see clearly or not and Just keep on driving”.
Now the storm was awful, but she never stopped driving. She obediently adhered to her father’s advice believing Him even though she wanted to do otherwise and soon, to her surprise, she could see a little clearer. After a couple of miles she was on dry land and the sun was out. The skies were blue again and everything seemed back to normal. Even the road she was now on, looked better paved than the one on which she began.
Her father turned to her and said, “now pull over and get out”. She said “What?” Somewhat puzzled “why now?” He replied softly “get out, take a good look back at all the people that gave up and is still battling in the storm. My dear, you never gave up and now your storm is over”.
It doesn’t matter what you are facing… Don’t give up. Your heavenly Father is ready and willing to help you get through it. Even the ones that appear to be the largest and strongest give up at times, but you don’t have to because if you keep on going, your storm will pass away and the sun will shine upon your face again. If you press on and don’t give up, your sun will come out sooner than you think. You will make it my friend… I guarantee that you will.
author unknown. Borrowed and modified from an email received.