Obstacle courses. They’re designed to slow you down…and test your patience.
Life is like that. Try as you might…life is filled with hindrances – uncertainties – and disappointments.
It’s nothing new. Moses faced food and water shortages. Daniel fought lions and angry magistrates. Paul faced stones and shipwreck.
That’s life…then and now.
So…you can dream of a life of tranquility…perfect health — plenty of money — trustworthy friends — obedient children.
But…just when you think you’re about there – the bottom drops out.
Why is life like this? Of course…sin is the reason. But…God wants to use all the obstacles to cultivate trust.
So…buckle your belt. Serve God. Pray a lot. Trust always.
And…keep your eyes on eternity.
– Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | email@example.com