…you’re probably going the same way.
Andrew Wommack says that (or a variation of it) to encourage Christians (young and old) that trials are a part of the Christian walk. In fact, we are to expect them. There are times when I need to remember that and cling to it.
This week, for instance. We found out that the well at the new house is defective. It’s too close to the septic tank and doesn’t run well enough to pass inspection, so our financing was denied. Since we don’t have 15% down for a conventional mortgage, it doesn’t look good.
Then there are my allergies. Usually a 2-3 week ordeal in June. I’m not into my 3rd month of congestion and sneezing. I’m considering buying stock in Kimberly-Clarke.
And finally there’s my computer. Yesterday was the first day in MONTHS when I had a regular time scheduled to write my novel. I haven’t written anything new since March (I was editing, then I took my two months to learn more). I was SO excited to start writing that as I was driving to the library with my laptop I was composing the first page, just waiting to type it out. When I turned on my laptop nothing happened. I tried again. Nothing. I took it to the computer store.
Wanna know what happened? So does the computer guy. For all that he knows my computer was throwing a tantrum. A well-timed tantrum. It worked all morning and all evening, while I was busy, but wouldn’t work when it was time to write. Oy.
And then I remember that God never said following Him was easy. In fact, I’m pretty sure the Bible tells us a lot about how hard it will be. Thank Him that there’s more to the story!! All week I’ve had God’s peace and calm over me. It looked like my computer was dead, and I didn’t panic. I’m pretty sure the house it gone, and I’m at peace.
The other day I had a friend tell me she was giving up on God because she never knew it would be so hard. That made me sad because life is ALWAYS hard. But while her life and emotions ride the roller coaster together, I can watch the events of my life whirl around in front of me and still be at peace in my Father’s arms. He is so good to me 🙂