I haven’t posted in a while as my family is going through difficult trials. These are trials my wife nor I ever dreamed we would have to face, yet face them we do, believing that Creator of the Universe will pull us all through, for what is too difficult for Him? The oddest thing about it, which isn’t odd at all, given the God we serve, is that God prepared me unwittingly for these trials, especially over the last two years.
I am keeping this short for now, but I take heart in these verses from the fourth chapter of Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth (II Corinthians 4), printed from the Message translation as it hits right between the eyes:
16-18So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.