I won't ever claim to "feel like Job," I'm far too blessed for that. But in the midst of wonderful days I have had some difficult moments. The big battle tonight is learning how to walk on crutches. I have nearly taken out a door, knocked Joye down, fallen down myself and stepped on the dog. I really don't like crutches. But welcome to my difficult moment....these crutches are about to become my good friends for the next 6 months!
I often think of Solomon's words in Proverbs, Pro 24:10 "If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited." In other words if you can't handle the little distresses of life how will you handle the real crisis? If your strength is not enough for crutches what will you do when....?
My personal battle is to not let the difficult moments cloud the whole of a blessed life, and it could happen easily if I let it. I know....I've watched others do it...one little, small problem after another becoming so big in their lives that they become bitter old people who are actually very blessed and simply don't see it anymore.
So when you see me this week you need to know two things, 1. stay far away, I have no idea what these crutches will do, and 2. my frowns only indicate a frustration with these silly things...nothing more.
As I live my wonderful life I won't let the difficult moments make me miss how wonderful God is and how well he had taken care of me. The moments will pass, but God will never leave me.