Everyone has their fair share of ups and downs. It's a dangerous game to compare...lives, marriages, children, bodies, houses, grocery lists, bank accounts, pain, illness, and so on. When we play that game we will only lose and will be left with a life full of condemnation & guilt.
I was just thinking....
I've been so self absorbed,
Prison wasn't exactly what saints like Paul, & Peter had in mind when they decided to put faith in God.
A stable and a cross most likely confused the heck out of Mary.
I'm sure that Abraham was full of question when he didn't have an heir, and then when he finally did, was asked to sacrifice him.
Building an ark for almost 100 years before any rain takes some serious faith too.
God's plans come wrapped in layers...it takes faith, fear, hope, and endurance to uncover the mystery.
So, I guess this speaks to my heart today.
I don't understand the "why's". Neither did all of these regular people.
They just walked by faith.
From our marriage, to our kids, our home, and our church....together we are walking by faith.
That is all He asks of us.
We can do this...hand in hand. We are united in this simple truth and that is all we need to make it...and glorify His name.