i come across a lot of problematic people and problematic situations, not including the vicarious problematic experiences i get while watching my friends and family deal with their share. maybe it has a lot to do with my location where battles with poverty are a daily fare. but i was also duped unconscionably in melbourne by a heartless real estate agent with my store’s lease.
1st world or 3rd world, people (without exception) cause trouble, difficulty, harm, pain, and loss upon one another (and upon the environment). and we all react in different ways. others withdraw, some get cynical, while there are many of us who never lose hope, despite.
i have been had in transactions, robbed and conned a few times yet i know that all those who victimized me are not beyond help, not beyond the grasp of God. in the same way that i, too, am not impossible for Him.
“do you believe that I am able to do this?” — Matthew 9:28
“our Lord unwaveringly asks us that question, and it confronts us in every individual situation we encounter. the one great challenge to us is— do I know my risen Lord? do I know the power of His indwelling Spirit? — My Utmost For His Highest
we are all called to a close and personal relationship with Christ where faith and love for Him and man defy common sense.
“everything comes from Your hand, my Lord. teach me to love You in all things and above all things. by the power of the Holy Spirit, increase my faith and trust in You to work the best in me and in others. bless all my relationships, dear God, old and new, that they may bring You glory and endless joy. amen.”