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Why is life so difficult at times?

August 7, 2014

I wish that I could say as a Christian that my life was always exactly as I want it to be.  If I had the depth of understanding that God most certainly does, then perhaps I would only seek out situations where the best possible results for all parties involved could be guaranteed.  The last man that had a chance to be godlike failed miserably and was expelled from Eden because of his misguided actions.

The fact that we are constantly being tossed about on a stormy sea causes many of us anxiety and stress.  How many times do we wonder why we are being placed in these types of situations.   Have we sinned?  Most definitely we have.  Have we forgotten to thank God for all that He has done for us?  There is little doubt that it may have slipped our minds from time to time.  Often we have no clue as to why God is allowing us to be challenged.  We intellectually grasp the fact that experience is a strong teacher and God does instruct us but life isn’t exclusively about us.  In fact when you consider that  we are only on seven billionth of the earth’s population it be safe to assume that it really might not be about us.  Actually I think that it is really never about us, it is always about God.

What do we do?  We run to God asking Him to make it better for us.   God doesn’t want us to be uncomfortable or to be unhappy, He loves us.  But doesn’t His love for us promises us that all things will be done in our best interest and for His glory?   What will be done will be what we need.  Those needs are sometimes not fully understood as we stand facing adversity with our fear threatening our relationship with Him, our protector.

It is in times like these that we run to the back of the boat and awaken our Savior and call upon His name to save us.   Why not his disciples did it, people that saw Him first hand and experienced his miracles being performed with great regularity.  “A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?   He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:37-40 Th Holly Bible New International Version)

The storm comes and I wait, I watch and the promise that He will never leave or forsake me is oh so very true!

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