2020 Hasn’t Started Off Very Well

Several friends of mine are suffering through major trials right now.

Some focus on the circumstances, praying exclusively for relief from their hardships. Yes, they look to the Lord, and that’s definitely a good starting place. One friend hasn’t been open to spiritual conversation in years, but her current situation compels her to ask for prayer. She knows that she needs God to intervene.

Another friend is going through trials much more serious than those of the first friend I’ve mentioned. And her trials have been relentless. Yet even as she tells me through tears about all the severe affliction she’s enduring, she hastens to proclaim God’s goodness. She even praises Him for opportunities He gives her in her circumstances to tell others about her Savior.

Pain surrounds a lot of believers right now. Perhaps this new year has also been unkind to you. If so, follow the example of my second friend. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, trusting His sovereignty. He will give you a beautiful perspective.

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2 thoughts on “2020 Hasn’t Started Off Very Well

  1. Very good job, sensitive and well said. I was writing an exact same kind of blog this morning but was unsatisfied with how I put it, and deleted it. I do feel the pain of friends in real life and friends online who are going through un-ideal situations and wanted to reach out in some way. Thanks for writing this. I’m reblogging yours.

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