“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5,6)
In the midst of my own personal quest for reinventing my heart, I’ve had to reconcile myself with the truth of my own lack of faith in God’s providence. It is so very easy to rattle off esoteric and rehearsed comments to others who struggle with difficult situations, and it is so simple when life is going well, to be a cheerful Christian.
But what do we do when the rug is pulled from under our chairs, our homes, or our very beings? Do we have the same trust and faith in our loving God? Over and over, we have gone through trials of estrangement, health, jobs, finances, and spirituality. I would love to stand up and say that I have suffered bravely, but the truth is, it has been a challenge.
However, despite what the evil one wants, we have managed to keep our eyes on Christ, and walked towards the light–and He has not released us from his grasp. Our lives may be considerably different than they were six years ago, but our faith has grown stronger.
Did we need suffering to boost our faith? I don’t know, perhaps so. He knows much more the pattern of the finished tapestry, when all I can see are loosely tangled threads. What I think no longer matters, all that matters is Him and remaining faithful and faith filled.
What path is he leading me? I have not seen the end of the chapter, but page by page, I continue and believe that the best is yet to come.