It continues to amaze me how God will use anything to get our attention.
My drive back to the country this week - yesterday - was a great time for that. The kids slept (most of the trip) and I was able to listen to Christian radio - I even heard one broadcast twice - you think God was trying to speak to me?? It was about Faith - uh yeah - he was talking to me. The speaker - not sure who he was - was talking about us letting Satan rename us, by the trial we are going through. That was powerful - like calling yourself "alone" if you are not married - you have HIM you are never alone. So that was great. I was convicted of my frustration lately.
Then the kids were watching Facing the Giants and I finally turned the sound so I could hear it and WOW - I have seen that movie a number of times but this time - God spoke to me AGAIN!! It was especially the part where Brock has his buddy on his back and he has to Bear crawl (or something) with his buddy on his back and they blindfold him. He goes twice as far as he "hoped" to go - and it is amazing the strength we find when we want to.
Well I felt like God was telling me - I am the blindfolded guy right now, we do not know when this will end. It will end we KNOW that. But now when or how. So here we are - some days it is hard, some days it hurts, but you know what? I do not have to find the strength in myself, I just have to keep going and letting HIM give me the strength I need. It is not about me. I am learning that over and over too - what a great lesson!!
So I can go through this trial defeated - or I can claim the promises God gives us throughout his word - and claim victory no matter what. Like in the movie - I will praise HIM if we get "the" job, and I will praise HIM if we do not. We trust him above all else.
So man, it was convicting, insightful, but most of all a precious time with my God driving back yesterday!!
Again, God is good all the time!!