I find myself in a funniest waiting place - all my ambitions gone and stripped away, tired and bruised .... wisdom teeth coming in too, ouch. So I wait in this place with You, O Lord - like a bird in a glass Menagerie, not a prison, but longing to know when Iwill be free. To the Middle East this spring, if You help me get there, and who knows what's next - its hard to move in a straight line. Wrestling match in my head - everyday. Its good to stop and smell the roses, but don't linger too long, you'll get a headache. Philosophy is a dangerous road to travel - easy to get lost.
Have you ever faced depression? If you have, you're not alone. A few weeks ago a gal told me that practically half our church has or is going through it - so believing in Jesus does guarantee a get-out-of-suffering free card .... that's not what you sign up for when you surrender to him. Instead, you get a lifelong companion to walk you through every valley. Even if you die, he's there. Its not easy, but people who pretend life is probably haven't been honest with themselves or they're running away from something - I don't know. But, in the midst of every trial, I choose Christ - even if I don't know what that looks like yet, I won't give up. Amen.