Thank God For Hot Tubs & Hardships


I spend hours per day in a hot tub. Somehow the hot water soothes my crawling skin and eases my aching back. I would venture to say that 80 percent of anything I’ve ever written on this faith walking journey has been under the influence of hot water. Maybe it’s God’s venue for allowing me to share with you.

I still remember thinking when I first started this page, Craig why are you doing this? Don’t you know your journey of pain is almost over? The Lord blessed my efforts despite my ignorance. How often do we hope something is almost over only to realize later it’s only just begun.

I must say that I’m truly thankful even while greatly disturbed. Before, I thought I understood difficulty and pain. Before, I thought I had extreme compassion for those around me struggling. Now, thanks to this journey I now have extreme compassion towards others who face hardships of many kinds. And, I sincerely understand what it means for your entire life to be disrupted by one major life event. Therefore, I thank God for the fall that helps me see brokenness at the ground level.

“He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:4

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