Perseverance Thursday

Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. ~James 1:2-4


DAMMITT!

I don’t want my faith tested! Not at what seems to be the expense of others. Nor will pretend to have a clue regarding why we are subjected to varying decrees of tribulation.

But, I do know this – Our Lord does not subject us to evil, but there’s no reason He can’t use every circumstance for accomplishing His purpose.

So shit happens. Isn’t that the bumper sticker Forest Gump came up with ;)?

But, like Father Ed likes to say, “God is in the mess.”

I for one am going to take tomorrow to dig around in it. Everyone has a mess to deal with. Most of us would choose our own, too, if we got to comparing. But slow down and find God in there. He’s there. And I’m gonna find Him.

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