As I’m seeing some people in my life walk through some very difficult times, this blog post made it to my inbox and I share for all of us – because following Christ does not mean a life free of disappointment, but a life carrying the cross.
Sometimes in our world there is news or a circumstance that breaks through the cloud of Christian clichés that give us an illusory sense of control over our life. Do you know what clichés I mean? We’ve all heard them. Someone puts their house up for sale, and it sells immediately, and someone posts “That’s God’s favor, right there!” Or the guy speaks up at community group about how every time they give to the Lord, money just appears out of nowhere.
And I always think, “That’s great, but that’s just not how it goes for us.” In fact, lately, as I look around, many of our friends are in this place with us of trusting God despite great disappointment and amidst the carnage of broken dreams.
- What do we do when the miracle we hoped for, prayed for, and desperately needed, missed the deadline?
- When the adoption we knew we were…
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