Today, if you encounter people who are hostile to the faith we hold so dear, remember that it’s not you that they hate but the One whom you represent. Pray for them. Love them in Jesus’ name. And take courage for you are not alone. Surely the haters will hate, but you’re not alone.
God loves you enough to step into your mess, but too much to leave you there. And, in the mess, you can know Him more and more. Would you open your heart to see God in the Mess?
It’s funny to me how we react to the changes that move us from season to season with pleasure, even longing for the discomfort that makes us change our practice and put the appropriate garments to use. And yet, when life presents us with circumstances that sting or ache or make us uncomfortable, we loathe the very things that drive us to God in dependence.