I need this.
These past months - all 17 of them since R learned he would be losing his job - have been a time of weakness. I cannot say suffering. Not in light of what so many others are enduring in Japan and Alabama, in hospitals and on the mission field.
The red tape of school funding. The hurt of leaving a life we had grown so comfortable in. The weight of homework and this new life. Concerns about money. Church issues. An illness that's lasted far too long and interrupted life more than I would like. They are merely inconveniences.
So why do I have a hard time remembering that?
Michael Horton's words bring to mind the first days of leaving the old life, of knowing that God was giving us a precious gift.
Our weaknesses really are an opportunity for God to show his strength....without the trials, faith is not really roused to grab hold of the God of promise. (p. 17)I look back on this journey I would not have chosen, with deep gratitude that God chose it for me.
For giving me an opportunity to grab hold of Him with both hands.
For reminding me how much I need Him.
Others are discussing Chapter 1 at Elizabeth's today.