A marathon is 26 miles, 385 yards. Each year, more than 800 marathons are held throughout the world. Larger marathons can draw tens of thousands of participants. And every one of those runners has two things on his or her mind during the entire race – pain and the finish line.
Life is a marathon. And no marathon was ever intended to be easy. It wasn’t easy for Jesus, and it won’t be easy for you.
And recovery is a marathon, only longer. It is a race with no end. You can be winning, but you never win. Until you can say, “It is finished.”
Jesus said, “It is finished.” And then he died. But you aren’t there yet. So keep running, not because it is easy, but because it is worth it.
Recovery Step: Fight the good fight. Stay in the race. Then, when the day comes, you can say with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).