Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Rebooting...

Just looking at the list as I struggle and keep working at my faith... and try to hold on...

First... the one thing that I remind myself is that just because I'm a believer, nowhere... absolutely nowhere does it say that a Christian's life is going to be sunshine and bunny rabbits. We don't have all the answers. I don't know where people get that idea. I and we all that have faith, still struggle, have to go through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. No one ever said that we are better than anyone else or more importantly, that somehow we're better than those who do not share our faith. Believe me, one look at my life should serve as a perfect example. I'm a big time screw up who has a lot on his plate and still struggles on a daily basis trying to make sense of what is going on not only with my family, but with the crazy things that go on in the world around me. As a Christian, some have thought that I somehow have it all together or have all the answers, especially amongst non-believers. They're surprised to learn that we don't have it all together. That we screw up and make mistakes and blow it. I guess that's what gives me reassurance sometimes. The fact that I am no better than anyone else and struggle and try to fight the good fight like everyone else... the hope that I have in Him is what keeps me holding on and continue to put one foot in front of the other. Even in the face of adversity.

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all" Psalm 34:19

"Remember, it's the Creator who gives purpose to the created"... Will Graham (grandson of Billy Graham)


I guess what I'm trying to say in all of this rambling is that when you don't know what, where, when, who, or the big one... WHY... just hold on. It's not about seeing through each other... it's about seeing each other through...

5 comments:

madcobug said...

Good entry Mik. Yes Christians still have a lot of problems. We just have to look to God to see us through them. Praying for you and your family.
If you still have my blog address read what is going on in our life now. Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I am not a believer, but I believe in you as a good man.

Carolyn said...

The ONLY thing that makes us different than anyone else, is that we are converted sinners. We believers may be saints, but we're sure not perfect!
Mik, you all are going through some more dark times, you know you've got many prayers going to the Throne of God.
I've been leaving quotes on my facebook lately, and I want to leave you with this (if you don't know who she is, you need to do a net search on her and her family- amazing people!)
God Bless you and yours Mik.

"When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer."
Corrie Ten Boom

madcobug said...

Thanks for your prayers for Ken and me Mik and for your comment.
Helen

salemslot9 said...

I talk to our Father every day