“I don’t need any trials in my life!”
I screamed from the darkness of the pit called “self-pity”.
Jesus said “In this life, you will have trials”
All the time, Lord??
Really… I just made it through one and now another spear has hit me right in the sore spot. Again!
I seem to have a knack for trials!
Jesus said “Take heart, for I have overcome the world”
I know You did, Lord… but what about me?
I can’t deal with the world much longer.
How come everybody else’s life is so good and perfect? Why am I the only one who is drowning in *rap? huh?
I have an overwhelming desire to insert the text “Jesus said “because nothing on social media is reflecting real life””… but He never said that.
Wait… breathe… Do I want or do I need trials in my life?
While I certainly don’t want them, perhaps I do need them: For what happens when I’m allowed “time out”… I drift off and fall away from the One Who loves me at all times.
Jesus said “… And I will be with you until the very end of the age”
It doesn’t feel like You are all that close, Lord!… Really, it doesn’t!
Jesus said “I will send you a helper” (John 14:26)
A helper… Your Holy Spirit… Maybe I’ve been so focused on the little round problem dangling in front of my eyes, instead of the Spirit inside me, that You gave me Lord. Oops…
Jesus said “The Spirit will give me glory, because he will take what I say and tell it to you” (John 16:14)
Do you have a minute, Lord? Or a 100…?
Because I could really use a cup of coffee!