I like to call them bumps in the road. It just sounds... nicer.
I'm referring to trials. troubles. The things that make us worry, fret and call out to God for help.
They are a nightmare.
We're supposed to praise the Lord for times of trial?
Why would we ever do that??
I want to let you in on a secret. I'm currently experiencing the worst trials of my life.
Crying in the shower, bawling my heart out on the phone to my Mom kind of trials.
Begging the Lord for guidance. all. the. time.
It's not pretty.
But I realized something. God cares. Really, truly and deeply. He adores me and knows my heart. He also knew I was happily coasting life's road as a good person.
He wanted more from me. Being good is not enough, dear friends.
God wants my heart- and yours. He puts us through trials so when the rough times happen- and they will- we'll be strong enough to get through them.
My trials are not easy and I'm sure yours aren't either. Please call out to the Lord- He's waiting! He'll hold you in the palm of His hand, if you just ask. I know as He's held me there many times.
You'll be in good company.