There is a whirlwind of activity in our everyday lives. Being a Christian doesn't mean that the problems of life will part like the Red Sea before you. Yet there are times when that is exactly what happens.
People tend to forget God's favor even moments after they've been blessed. This is not new. Remember the disciples murmmered among themselve about who Jesus was. They walked with him every day and still had trouble with identifying Him for who he was and is. There were those who stood by the shore of the Jordan River. They saw the dove land on Him. They heard the voice of God say "this is my Son, in Whom I am well please". Still they had trouble believing and carrying that believe with for the remainder of Jesus' time on earth.
We can't measure another person's faith in or understanding of the gospel. You can rest assured that people are going to try you and vex you to no end. Many of them are not doing it to be personal...they know not what they do! You will find folks right in your church or congregation that are busy with destruction as their goal and would declare that they are serving God and doing what's best for the flock. How do you see past this ocean of negativity and blatent disregard for what is right, just and fair?
You have to hold on to your faith. In reality this is ALL you have. You don't have your mother, father, sister, brother, children or grandchildren. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but the Word of God endures forever. We must sustain our sanity by our faith in a power far greater than anything we could possibly create for ourselves. We are often driven to what seems to be our wits end. Count the times you have been there and don't forget how you made it through. You ought to run and tell that!
There is no conclusion to today's writing. It is part of a continual flow from God to my heart to your heart. In Jesus' name, Amen
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