There are days when the grind of daily life gets to me. The inability of people to deal with the issues in front of them, the lack of progress on key issues, and the repetitive abrasion of problems that keep cycling back all take their toll. I wish, in some ways, that my problems were unique; that I was the only one to have them or others did not face the same underlying sickness. The reality of life is that your problems and mine are, on many levels, very similar! We face good size mountains to climb, every day, no matter what we feel like or dealt with yesterday.
The journey continues.
God’s grace abounds in these situations. Just when I feel overwhelmed a taste of beauty, love, and humor drifts into the scene. Whitney has discovered a new way of tweaking her sister’s life, Carli masters a new song on the piano, and Cherry’s insight into the twists of life goes to yet another higher level! God gives us ways of dealing with the pressure and drag of daily living, however, I find my own limitations cause to me miss the majority of God’s signals.
Steps are waiting to be taken.
Today is another start. The brief moments of few sunny days has given way to strong winds and the threat of rain. I find the comparison between yesterday and today paralyzing; as if I could chose to live yesterday again and do everything just a little bit better. I know that I cannot and should not compare, but the temptation is just too great!
Are difficulties a leading indicator for good times ahead?
“I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next.” (Romans 8.18,19) The problems are just the natural outcome of living life and walking along the path. The future is new. I walk and realize I have no idea of what will happen next, except for one aspect.
God loves you and me, totally.