It’s been a rough few weeks, and today came more difficult news. I few moments ago I was standing in my kitchen and seeking the Lord in it all. Why so much at one time? It seems like a constant assault on my mind lately. A constant struggle to not be overcome with darkness. A constant struggle to stay properly focused on the Lord, his promises, his mercy, and the righteous way.
I know the Lord is in control of all things, so there must be some good reason for it all. Maybe things were getting a little too easy. Maybe I’m not going in the right direction. I’m not really sure yet what is going on, but I do know all things will work out for good.
I’m thankful for all difficulties because once the rough season is over, there is always something to be gained. It is good to learn how to develop a firm focus on Jesus. It is good to struggle against the recesses of our mind that come to light. This is how we grow and become freed from the hidden things. They have to come out. These things must be purged.
If you find yourself going through some new and difficult things, praise the Lord! He is at work, and this too will pass and lead to fruitfulness!