“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”1 Peter 4:12 NIV
There is a battle brewing deep within me. As if my emotional struggles we not enough, I also struggle with my faith. I have been a Christian since I was baptized at summer camp at age 9 or 10. Yet, I still turn away more than I should or care to admit.
So was my struggle this morning. I was ready with every excuse not to go to church. The baby had been sick, it was extremely hot outside, I had housework to do, I just don’t wanna! Of course all this was put in my mind by the evil that exists. I reached for my bible and found the scripture above. What comfort it was, this battle is common!
I reached church, grabbed a bulletin, and what is the sermon title… “Help My Unbelief”. Now that is God’s way, he puts us where we need to be when we need to be there! God is the seeker, we’re the hiders.
So, wherever you are in your faith, don’t be surprised if you struggle. The battle is real and you just have to take the first step toward him and he will put you where you need to be. As always, my hope is with all of this information, you’ll find your own comfortable balance and live a YingYang Life!