Sometimes leaving plans unrevealed, confidential, and hidden from our knowledge is the very thing we need in order to grow in Christlikeness. It stretches our faith, produces endurance, encourages us to submit our weaknesses to the Lord and rely on his strength.
Sometimes I feel like a hot-mess Christian.
I beat myself up because there seems to always be at least one thing wrong or challenging in my life. Why can’t I meet with a friend for once and not have any kind of struggle to confess?
But the Lord is so kind to those like me who feel stressed out and anxious about our situations. When I’m feeling defeated he so gently reminds me it’s not my situation that determines my faith – it’s how I react to those situations that will inspire or encourage others in the Lord.
To be honest, I struggled big-time with contentment in my singleness before my husband and I tied the knot earlier this year. I longed for the days I would be married already. I just wanted that covenantal, exclusive, never-ending love with Silas that marriage promised me. I wasn’t going to be happy until I had it for myself.