If Josiah was having a difficult day, and I asked him how he was doing, he’d usually think, take a breath, smile, and say something like, “Well, today is difficult… but God is good.”
I always liked that. Honesty about life’s difficulties. Honesty about the reality of God’s character through it all.
Yes, life is sometimes difficult, but even more affirmative is the truth that God is good through it all.
I’ve had a nasty cold for over two weeks now. I hate summer colds. While everyone else is having an awesome time enjoying the weather, I’m stuck indoors sweating and hacking up my lungs while trying to keep the snot where it belongs. I’d like to go on, but you all know what it’s like.
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Besides trying to keep up with my Romanian lessons, we’ve been spending at least a few hours each week on the streets sharing the gospel. And add to this the work I started at the English school–trying to learn where the students are at, what they know already, and what they’ll need to know– and you’ll understand when I say I’ve been busy.
Throw in getting sick (imagine the flu + diarrhea; the first night, the word “implode” suddenly made sense to me), and it’s been, well, trying.
When I get busy or sick or stressed, my attention tends to turn from the Kingdom of Heaven to the earth, but God never leaves me long in that place. He is always faithful to remind me of Heaven in the midst of whatever earthly troubles I’m dealing with.