There Is No Easy Button

Man Praying

I’ve never been more certain of what God would have me to do with my life. And, while the mind may see the playing field clearer than ever I’m simply weaker than ever. I represent Michael Jordan when it was time for him to retire versus in his prime time slam dunk days. My nerve pain is still like kryptonite taking away all my super powers. Not to mention, satan is coming at me from every direction. 

Right now, there is just no easy button for me to push. It’s hard to get out of the bed, drive, walk, exercise, and my wife even takes out all the trash. I’ve not been cleared by my doctor to work full time in over 2 1/2 years. Unless you’ve been there you don’t realize how tough that alone is to swallow when you’re only 43 and have 4 school age children. 

The rain just keeps pouring all around me. Both of our usual reliable vehicles have broken down recently. One is still in the repair shop and the newest one just got fixed a few days ago. Well, earlier when my wife went to go get in our one remaining vehicle she recognized realized one of the tires was totally flat. Fortunately, a repair shop was right near by and I was able to get it fixed where two nails had punctured it. 

Sometimes all you can do is shake your head and then bow your head in prayer. For I have discovered often that the only thing certain is God’s love, goodness, and faithfulness. Thank God He is always with us and for us. So, it doesn’t matter what size the giant is in front of us when there is a great BIG GOD behind us. 

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”

(Romans 8:26-28,31)


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