Walking into difficulties

God calls his people into difficulties.  We see this throughout the bible.

Adam was called to subdue the earth.  Noah was called to build a boat in the desert.  Abraham was called to travel to an unknown country.  Moses was called to confront the most powerful man on earth.  Esther was called to interrupt the king possibly leading to her death. Jesus called his disciples to follow him – a poor homeless teacher.

When you follow Jesus, he doesn’t just make you a comfy bed, fluff your pillow and provide “Holy Spirit room service” whenever you get hungry.

When you follow Jesus, God calls you into difficult places with difficult people doing difficult tasks.  And that is HARD!

It’s not easy to be faithful in London.  It’s not easy being faithful anywhere in the world.

But thankfully we have a God who not only calls us into difficult situations, he has gone before us and promises to be with us as we walk into the difficulties of life.

The night Jesus was arrested, he prayed “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)

Thankfully, Jesus continued forward into the difficulty before him.

May his followers do the same.

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Chris Hatch

Seeking to love God and neighbor