Expect Some Blisters Along The Way
The ‘Christian Walk’ can be a long, tough, and challenging walk.
It can sometimes feel like a lonely walk too.
For those who come to faith-by making the decision to invite Jesus into their lives- there could be the assumption, that ‘life’ (from that day onwards) will be a ‘good’ one. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good life! It’s a very good life, but it’s not an easy one.
For me, there have been times where I’ve hoped my life (as a Christian) would resemble something akin to sitting on a cloud, playing a harp. At least that’s the peace and harmony I envisaged! And indeed, ‘the walk can be that, if we understand (fully) that once we’ve invited Christ into our lives, it is no longer just us. He is now with us. We can know His comfort and His peace even in the midst of difficulties.
When trouble and hardship comes, *SPOILER ALERT* and it will, we can walk confidently and securely knowing that God promises to walk with us and to work all things together for good.
The Bible does not say all things are good, it simply acknowledges that God can and does use what we go through. He can weave it into His plan and purpose.
Our part is to believe and trust that He will. This is easy to say, but in practice, not always easy to do.
When we believe and understand that God is sovereign and trust Him with the ‘outcome’ (letting go and surrendering essentially) we can rest in the knowledge that GOD IS IN CONTROL no matter what our surrounding circumstances may look and feel like.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16v33)