Trials Bring Us to Our Knees
We learn many things when we are going through trials. When we are suffering, or so it seems. It is especially painful when the difficulty involves a family member, someone who we love dearly.
I realize at times we are powerless, or at least it appears that way. All we can do is hang on to God. Cry out to him.
During these trials all kinds of strange thoughts flood our minds. I know that for me, I wonder, why? Why do I have to got through this? How can I get through this, or get out of it?
In my weaker moments the enemy starts chipping away and causing me to doubt God. I might doubt his faithfulness to protect me and my family as we serve him.
Of course, I’m not the first person to encounter trials, nor are my difficulties the greatest that anyone has ever faced.
A Friend’s Journey – Kara Tippetts
Recently, I’ve been following the blog of a friend from Colorado Springs who has been walking through some amazing trials and suffering as she battles cancer. Her name is Kara Tippetts, and her blog is Mundane Faithfulness. Kara and her husband, Jason are planting a church in the western part of Colorado Springs.
She shares some wonderful reflections on all she has gone through during her journey. You might want to check it out.
Jesus Goes Before Me
During this season of life, it does help knowing that God loves me, and he loves my family. I don’t have to know why we are enduring the waves of this storm. I do need to hold onto my Savior. It’s helpful to remember that Christ went before me, and he suffered for me and my family and countless others.
I find comfort in our great high priest, the Son of God, Jesus.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. —Hebrews 4:15,16 (ESV)
Jesus Loves Me
One of the things I have been doing as I visit my daughter, Hannah is sing to her. I’m not a good singer, but I sing, Jesus loves me. It’s that sweet simple reminder that we both need to hear.
I do have hope in Jesus!
Thanks so much for praying for us as we walk through this valley.
In His Grip, Dave