Let’s be real. Sometimes, life, happiness, spirituality, can be hard work!
Heroes of the faith like Abraham, Moses, and Elijah make it look so easy. Okay, maybe not easy, but certainly predictable. Predictable because we can read a few chapters ahead and know how their story ends. We don’t get the luxury of skipping forward a few chapters in our own lives to see how things will turn out. It doesn’t take much faith to recognize God was at work in someone else’s complete story, BUT it takes a whole lot of trust to believe Jesus is writing you a great ending while still quite a few chapters away from completion.
And yet trusting Life in the in-between is what faith is all about. Ultimately, it is faith that pleases God. Faith. Daring faith. Simple trust in what God asks of each of us.
In the in-between chapters, you can remain confident knowing that god is leading your life. The ultimate presence and guidance brings more comfort than the most brilliant of plans and more hope than the most exciting of dreams!
The Author of your story is faithful. He is trustworthy. In fact, He is perfect. His will is perfect, and he has your best interest in mind. As long as life is unfolding naturally, without push and pull, without effort, then life is doing the writing, you can be confident the story of your life is and will be a great one!
My prayer is that yours and my faith will become more and more authentic, resilient and above all, daring!