"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding, in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
My heart gets super heavy at times in this messy world we live in and I struggle to see how good can come out of such evil. I see good people suffer with innumerable things that make no sense. I, too, have been through struggles where I question, why me? Or, what am I doing wrong? Am I not Christian enough? Why do bad things happen to good people and good things happen to not so good people?
I have to remember that we are all God's children and I have to remember to trust in God alone even when it's hard and I don't understand. My life was uprooted 5 years ago when I was in a car crash that should have ended my life. I struggled with my purpose for a long time afterward and have spent many days and nights crying over what I have lost. That's when I had to put things in perspective and understand that this life on earth is temporary and while I may never fully understand why things happen the way they do, I have hope for the future and purpose for today.
My prayer for all of us is that we don't get consumed by the world as we know it, but remember the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross and the eternal home we have waiting for us. I am grateful for my Savior and I am grateful to be surrounded by people who can share Jesus with me when I struggle.
FROM THE STAFF—Lee Nourse