Wreck! Road closed ahead. Sometimes being signed up for the full package, life crashes into our faith..

Posted: October 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

There are times when our faith seems incredibly naive as life crashes into our routine. I mean, if we don’t get out of this quick we might be hanging out at the bar too long…but then who really cares about how long we’re here?

We did a Bible study and memorized 25 verses on faith but when the train wreck happens, what do you do with all that stuff? You’ve spent the last 2 hours listening to every worship song you possibly could and when you’ve tried to talk to a couple of friends about it, they just smile and tell you it will work out as they look for the nearest exit.

2 Corinthians 1:8 & 9 are a 1st century picture of an early collision of life and faith. Paul and the gang were ready to give up on the “Jesus message.” In fact it looked like death was the next chapter and maybe that was ok.

But, how the hell do we get his perspective? “But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” Really? There are some verses you wish you could cut out with a knife but then…you’re really glad they are there.

It’s the hardest thing to believe God really gets it and means it when you’re going through it but…he not only gets it, he lived it and is ready to pour the comfort and encouragement on us.

WHAT THIS MEANS: It’s tough but don’t give into the easy life of bitterness, emptiness and loneliness. God will prove his promises to us and he really cares. We can choose this perspective. At some point you have to really know this stuff is real!

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