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Being Christian…

So lately my thoughts have turned to my faith, in some strong and hard ways.  I have even questioned WHY!!!  Plea and prayer for God to change something yet the change did not take place.  Again, I ask WHY?

We lost two wonderful community members lately, that is always harder in a small community where we know each other or are related in some way.  So when a whole state has been in the dark for so long, our whole state is in mourning now with news of Jacob…and again I ask WHY?  But God has not been forthcoming with answers to my WHYS lately.

It crushes my spirit not knowing the reasons, but I have to have faith that God has everything in HIS larger plan that I can’t see, it’s like this video COSMIC EYE  it shows both how large we are from such little parts and goes the other way to see how little we are to the larger picture (what I call GOD’S CANVAS)  for the master artist is always changing and repainting never believing HIS art is truly done.

So as things get thrown against my beliefs its hard to be Christian.  To stand against what is evil yet that is so many things today its hard to be strong.  That is when I turn to just reading HIS WORD.  Here is where I can draw strength to face each day.  Put on the armor of God they say, but what if one day as a believer you forget to start your day that way and the onslaught of harsh, bad, evil things are scattered before you like the drops of rain on a lake, you know they are making a difference in the depth of water but you can’t see it until it’s too late.  So that is when you swim for all your worth and keep your head above the water that is fighting to overtake you, and then you see it a rock in the middle of all this water, and you swim toward it clinging to it you are safe for now but if the water comes up more? Will you make it???  Yet here on the rock you find comfort and a peace you can’t describe, then you see something bobbing on the waves, yes its a person they look like they need help you yell to them from your place on the rock and tell them to come this way, cheering and shouting they finally hear you as they reach you they pause and are overcome by the waves.  Life is like this for a Christian, we can beg, plea, pray, and shout even cheer for someone to come to the safety of the rock but in the end it is their free will to choose.  Does it make it easier knowing that they were almost safe, no it makes it harder, for the water is getting stronger, it is weighing the world down more and more.  Heaping us with choices, pro life, abortion, marriage man & woman, or gay, bathrooms, rights to teach in church what we believe, forcing us to have health insurance, the government is not the only one forcing an agenda, the world is changing fast, swift and strong.  But then I remember

John 16:33

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

1 Samuel 2:2

“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

And so I pause and bid you BLESSING

SIH Gingham Chick

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