More than I care to l admit, when I am frustrated, impatient, or angry about a thing or situation or person, my prayer to God sounds a lot like this:
Jesus, ______ (the thing/situation/person) makes me _______ (insert emotion). Please change _______ (the thing/situation/person again).
You fill in the blanks. I’m sure your mind already did that for you.
Whenever I looked outside my window, my eyes would always jump far ahead to the mountains and the sea. This habit of mine made sense, given that I was always the type to look and think and plan ahead to the future–to plans, timelines, and necessary logistics that would have to happen for these plans to push through.
Someone once said that Christmas is like a magnifying glass; it amplifies what we lack. If we were to apply this to Christmas in 2020, then I’m sure that the biggest magnifying glass in the world could not possibly be enough to measure what we all had to go through this December. So if you’re…
This is about that time of the year when I “close the books” and reflect on what’s transpired in the last months. As I look back, the word surprise may be the understatement of the year in my (and perhaps everyone else’s) opinion.
Whenever I need God to show up in my situation, this is one of those stories I always go back to. He’ll show up. He always will.