Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thank you for all your encouraging messages, I think I may have used the wrong title for my story yesterday. In all honesty the situation I wrote about is pretty typical, these kind of things happen to us every week or so.

I was mainly freaked out by the age of the girl but this was after the situation had ended.

Life is not tough here, it is challenging. We are faced with challenging situations but we are so blessed. We are blessed by friends who support us, bar workers who encourage us on a regular basis and a God who never leaves us.

We aren't immune to the things we face, I guess when God calls you somewhere he gives grace for you to live it.

We were reading Corinthians 4 yesterday the words of  Paul often help me gain perspective these guys had it tough, tougher than we can ever imagine yet they were able to say:

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.  So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you."

Amen, Hallelujah and Glory be.

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