Judson's Legacy

The Race Marked Out


God’s Word is powerful, and it is especially profound when a specific passage is brought to your attention that directly speaks to your heart and current circumstances authoritatively.

On Monday, after writing Weight of a Piano, I was acutely feeling the heaviness of my pain.  Weary.  That afternoon I was sitting in a meeting where the following passage of Scripture was read aloud…

Run with perseverance the race marked out for you.
Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith…
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.

As the words of Hebrews 12 filled the room, tears pooled in my eyes.  The truth deeply penetrated my pain, offering comfort, encouragement and hope—which was, in its application, validating the very principle contained therein.

Carrying this “piano” is the raced that has been marked out for me, it is my marathon… I am simply called to persevere, to keep at it, even though at times it may feel as though I cannot go another inch.  And when “my knees are buckling under the weight,” being mindful of my Father and his love for me can, indeed, fortify my faith and strengthen my weary heart.

Oh God, I continue to cry out for eyes that see you in my pain.

4 Responses to "The Race Marked Out"

  1. I just bought your book

  2. Denise says:


    I so very much wanted to comment after Monday’s post but I just could not find the words, so I said a prayer for you instead. You are so right, God does continue to delivery strength and hope through His word…the right verse has a way of finding you! Praying for you this week and wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day, filled with wonderful moments with your precious Jessie and beautiful memories of sweet Jud.

    Much Love,

  3. Amy Moore says:

    I hope you have a great Mothers Day..I know Judson will be thinking of you,and will be with you always.It just amazes me how much Jessie looks like Judson.I know when you look at her you must see Judson.She is Beautiful..You are a wonderful Mother and a Great Person.I continue to pray for you and your family..

  4. Amy Dresher says:

    You and Drake are continually in my thoughts and prayers!

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