Do you ever have times when the challenges seem to pile up? I mean, you barely get one solved and the next hits? Or worse their lining up faster than you can work?
We have so many friends facing that right now. Truthfully, we’ve been on a run too.
I have two observations. One it can feel overwhelming at times. Two, maybe this is just life and I’m growing less tolerant. Oh and three, no don’t ask my wife.
When I reread a Psalm I was encouraged though.
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
Evidently, people have felt this way a long time. Yet you have hope.
He says when you rest in the hope that God will work it all out your perspective changes.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the mountains you face you see them through the lens of God’s unlimited power.
Instead of feeling frustrated and anxious you discover unexplainable peace.
You find joy in the midst of the stress as you see God act on your behalf.
Then you surprisingly find yourself quietly thanking him.
Now that’s the real life I’m tolerant of.
*Psalm 43:5 (NIV)