Mmmm... just when you think it's hard. It gets harder.
What a walk of faith we've had this week.
I haven't - believe it or not - had time to address the sorrow that came to us last week. Posting scripture seemed to be all that I could do at the time. Even now... I wait.
This week, however, brings a new challenge. New difficulty. New sorrow.
Oh, I wish I could share it. But I do not delight in making show of other people's sin, shame or sorrow. But.. I hurt.
Yet my faith in God is stronger. How is that? Who would understand that?
Am I blind? Am I completely brain-washed? Have I lost all sense?
There is something truly wonderful that happens when a Christian ditches "Churchianity" for Christianity. When you bow to God at the altar, and not at the altar itself, there is a new awakening. My physical life is full of strife now, but my relationship with HIM - the Creator - soars. A Peace that passes all understanding. It's real. And, I have experienced it this week. Oh for that Peace for eternity!
Not that I have it all figured out, mind you. This has been my journey. I have so far to go, and so many have made it here so long ago.
I had an old friend call yesterday. We chatted for a while, wrestling with a few pretty heavy issues. Heavy to us anyway. After we said our good-byes, I rested for a moment. And, was amazed at the family system God put in place for our benefit. The church. The family. The Word from the Father. To edify, to be edified. To encourage, to be encouraged. And, all under the umbrella of the family. God is so good.
Without sounding preachy I want to say this: Where would I be without God? How would I live? Where would I go for wisdom, consolation, hope? There is none outside of the Father. I know this is true.