....."We're trusting God in this situation". "We're praying and waiting on the Lord"........
We say things like this when we're faced with trouble - a bad situation, sickness, financial disaster, whatever living in a broken world deals out. But, I'm thinking --- Do we say this, do this, only when we are "sure" God's going to sway things our way? When we believe we're going to get well, the money's going to come in, our spouse is going to turn it around? It's pretty easy to "trust God" when we have convinced ourselves it's all gonna turn out all right.
But what about in those times when the outlook ain't looking good? The prognosis is poor, as they say. There's a real good chance things are not going to go our way. Do we still have the faithitude (faith + fortitude) to proclaim our trust in God in these times when we know it's very likely going to get worse before it gets better?
I recently had the privilege of walking through an awful (awful is an understatement) time with a young Christian couple. They were pregnant with precious twin girls that were very sick and not likely to survive. And this couple stood by their faith, trusted in God no matter what might happen, and made the decision to go forward with giving their girls a chance at life regardless of the 'odds'. This experience had a profound effect on me. It made me wonder (hence, the blog post): Can I trust God all the time, every time, even when I'm probably not going to get what I want? Can you?
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