It’s Tuesday and someone is contemplating suicide, grieving over the death of a loved one, heartbroken, being abused, was lied on yesterday, being talked about today, in pain, unemployed, sick, tired, sick and tired, addicted to something, chasing after someone whose running away, using the one good person who actually love you, homeless, wrestling with demons while trying to hide the skeletons in your closet, all in other folk’s business when your porch needs to be cleaned, straddling the fence after you’ve fallen a few times already, sitting at the edge of the cliff because you hear a voice telling you to jump, crying because doors keep being closed, applications keep being denied, no one is calling you back for the job, can’t get promoted, medicine cost rising along with your light bill, car acting up, children are too, checking account closed, check is gone before you even get paid and your credit just won’t get it … And now you have the audacity to question God. Yea, you got the nerve and you’re even bold enough to point your face towards Heaven to ask why me. Well, I have to ask you, why not you? What makes you different from anyone else? Don’t you realize and understand that a little stress is sometimes necessary for you to appreciate the sacrifice you’ve made to succeed? Haven’t you comprehended yet that sometimes you have to go through some ugly stuff to uncover that which is unmovable? Do you not see that sometimes you have to be buried under dirt in order to be developed into your destiny? Yea, sometimes you have to cry but that’s simply cultivating (developing) your calling. Yea, you have to pace but that’s just perfecting your purpose. Yea, you have to stumble, sometimes, but that’s salting (flavoring) your sanctification (blessing).
Oh, I’m going to leave this thang alone but I had to let you know that “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” (Romans 5:3-5) and if this isn’t enough then know, “the one who endures to the end will be saved, Matthew 24:13.”