Faith Under Fire

This past week has been really tough. Both physically and emotionally I feel drained. God has been doing a lot of really awesome things. Yet, my emotions keep taking me for a ride. I’ve had a lot on my plate and I’ve not slept well all week. My legs are heavy and so is my heart.

In many ways, I’m in the prime of my life. God is putting so many things in order. Things I’ve prayed about for years are happening daily. Yet, at the same time I keep coming face to face with new giants and my humanity. No matter how much I do there’s always much more to be done. I mean this as a husband, father, son, brother, friend and pastor.

There is one thing I cannot deny. God has my full attention. Not in a bad way at all. I’m learning to lean on Him completely. My feet are on the prayer pedal around the clock. I just keep giving God all that’s on my heart. I keep thanking Him for all He has done, is doing and will do. I’m back on another faith walk for sure. One that feels really deep, but is also deepening my faith.

“Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.” 1 Peter 4:12-13

“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:7

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