The "reality" of my life is this: Finances are at a breaking point, college wants more money than last year and is threatening our son's expulsion if we don't come up with it soon, we badly need a new roof, a new car . . . and I just broke my leg. And won't be working.
This morning, however, the Lord nudged me back to HIS reality:
"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all . . ." Galatians 6:9
After reading it three times, I got it:
while doing good
Sometimes God is so subtle (or not) that I miss the real point.
As long as I am doing good I will not grow weary and lose heart!
I don't think it's even possible to do so!
As long as I am helping others, seeking their good, encouraging, edifying, praying for others, my problems are not at the forefront of my mind. Plus, while doing good to others everything falls into the proper perspective. Now, my problems are not nearly as bad as those around me, my prayers change from whining to praising and
rather than losing heart,
my heart is strengthened.
For such a loving, caring and wise God I am eternally thankful.