When you take another hit
Life is pretty good at throwing you curve balls. God does it to test us and the Devil does it to tempt us. How can a mere mortal stand under the continued strain? Where can he continue to turn to?
It seems that at times, the harder we try to press into God, the harder the outside world becomes. It isn’t about works. It remains in Faith, the world of Faith and how we are refined by the various fires that will ultimately mold our character. I saw a poster on the weekend that said ” When people give you lemons, give them Jesus and together, make lemonade. (or something to that effect) And I have been given some pretty rotten lemons.
I have tried giving them Jesus. I have tried to make them feel that they had a special place in the universe. Not good enough. As much as they have, they wanted more. They wanted the lie of freedom. The lie that says freedom is a life of no limits, no restrictions. A life that says freedom is on the other side of the fence where the grass is greener.
So how do I fight that lie? How can I stand up to it? I can’t but God can. I have to put my hope, my faith in something, someone bigger than myself because I cannot control what happens to me, let alone to others. At the end of the day, I have to believe that there is a Higher Power who does have our well being at heart and does want the best for us, regardless of how we throw it back into His face.