It has already been "one of those days." And it is only 9:00 AM! I forgot to do something that is due on someone's desk -- today. I received an email with news I didn't want to hear -- and honestly don't want to deal with. I have a to-do list with at least 10 items -- and that is being conservative. And my seventh grade homeschooler is testing this week.
I am a huge fan of Sarah Young and her "Jesus Calling" devotional. I read it every day and there are always words that stir my heart. Yesterday these words leaped off the page:
Though the Holy Spirit is infinite, He deigns to be your Helper. He is always ready to offer assistance; all you need to do is ask. When the path before you looks easy and straightforward, you may be tempted to go it alone instead of relying on Me. This is when you are in the greatest danger of stumbling. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Back to my day. The path does not look easy. I am struggling. And I found myself literally crying out to God for his help. His knowledge. His direction. His love. His mercy. His grace. I am in desperate need. I cannot do it by myself.
Unfortunately, my yearning for Him is not as great when life is going great.
It is in the difficulties that I am reminded that He is always present even when I am presently distracted.
It is in the difficulties that I trade my independence for His intervention.
It is in the difficulties that I see my great need of Him and His great love for me.
It is in the difficulties that I learn to trust Him even though He is always trustworthy.
It is in the difficulties that I realize my inadequacy and His insurmountable power.
It is in the difficulties that I am silenced and He speaks.
What do you learn in difficulties? I would love to hear from you today! If you are reading by email, you can click here to comment.
Unwrapping the gift of difficulties,
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