Monday, January 18, 2010
In All These Things
What humans so often fail to realize is that our problems, our losses, our pummelling by life, while difficult, are also opportunities for growth and courage. This is doubly so for the Christian. The chief source of pain that results from hardship is not the hardship itself but our resistance to the hardship. We spend so much time trying to wiggle out of our problems that we completely miss the learning that can be taking place within the problem. As a Christian, you are not always protected FROM life’s difficulties. But you will be protected THROUGH life’s difficulties. This is joy. This is strength. This is character. This is seen in the lives of Christians in Haiti. Their faith is allowing them to move beyond the immediate pain and loss and immediately take another step upward on their spiritual journey. "In all these things we are more than conquerors."