Discomfort, disappointment , disruption, pain are part of life, so is comfort, celebration, love, joy and success. To go through life only expecting the good leaves room for nasty setbacks when things don’t go as planned.
I have decided to give up the notion of comfort and embrace the unpredictability of life .
I realised that when God says fear not He promises to be with us not take us away from the circumstances but to walk through them with us.
“When you pass through the waters,I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.”Isaiah 43:2 NKJV
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV
“Yea, though I walk through the valleyof the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4 NKJV
Dear friends there will be valleys, there will be mountains, we may pass through waters, and may have to walk through fiery circumstances , but God is with us. At times your life may need to be disrupted so that there may be progress.
The challenge is in staying calm in the fire, staying alive, to keep praying and praising when everything is against you. Stay in the fight!
I used to get affected so much by circumstances. Functioning through storms of life has been a real struggle.
However life has taught me that not all things will go as planned. Whatever the situation l must keep on keeping on.
So my goal this year is to never stop , regardless of whatever comes my way. However painful the challenge, the heart break, the discomfort will find me ready and prepared. I have stopped too many times, and that has not kept disruptions from coming my way.
So what am l saying today?, As my Pastor would put it “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Embrace the unpredictability of life.
I hope you are encouraged
Much love 💖