...but I am learning to be thankful for hard times. Let me explain.
Life for the last year has been pretty comfortable. We have definitely had some heartache with the loss of a precious family member and watching Jack struggle, but for the most part it has been pretty comfortable. About a week ago, we agreed to take in 2 small children for a family member who was needing some help. As the situation fluctuated daily I was terrified, excited, sad, hopeful, and a myriad of other emotions. The big part though was that I prayed like I haven't prayed in a year and worshiped throughout my day as I sought God's will instead of my next obligation.
In the end, the mother chose a different route for herself and her children and we are back to our comfortable position in life. As I look back on last week and ask "why?" I can trust that even though I don't have the answers, I did see God in the process and was reminded of His sovereignty in my life. I was also reminded that we sometimes have a backward notion that our goal in life is to be comfortable. You see, I have been pretty comfortable and I can say the possibility of those 2 precious children rocking my comfort brought me closer to my real purpose of knowing and following God than my comfort ever did.
Are you in a situation where God is rocking your comfort? This song was my proclamation of truth this week. I hope it helps.