Life can turn upside down in an instant. An accident, a cancer diagnosis, or _______. We face obstacles in life. Some are easy, some difficult, and some “impossible.” Our response to these will greatly affect our children’s view of God, because it represents how real our faith in God actually is. Paul said follow me even as I also follow Christ.
I’m thinking of one Brother whose life is ebbing, drip-by-drip, as a bucket with a leak. He requires constant care and suffers greatly.
Another Sister has been through unimaginable health trauma. Her testimony declares the glory of a righteous and merciful God.
May we embrace difficulties that come our way. May we see them as opportunities for God to grow our faith in Him. May we consider that the mighty work God most desires is not the joy from flattening the obstacle, but unshakable faith in Him.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).