Have you ever thought…’why does this have to be so difficult?’ or ‘it seems like every direction I turn things go wrong!’ When dealing with such thoughts I am trying to learn how to step back, to stop doing the repeat cycle that builds up frustration. As we review situations we should try to asses, ‘am I trying to control too many things?’, ‘am I trying to get things to line up for the outcome I prefer?’ and the most difficult thought, ‘where is God in this situation?’ We may be struggling because we have had an opportunity to learn from the past and as slow learner we need to see the lesson again in a different way to get it through our heads. Unexpected things are going to happen to us, things will not go as we have planned, the key to growth and development is how you choose to respond to situations and learning along the way. There is no place in the bible that it says, “have no fear life will be easy.” We will face difficult times and situations and how we choose to respond will have a lasting impact on us and others. May God’s peace and joy be with you.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2016 at a lake near Plymouth, Minnesota)