When we are going through something, it’s often easier to let commitment and service to God take a back seat. This seems especially true in times of great, personal struggle.
To speak to this issue, I’m turning things over to my dear friend, Christine, today. She does know struggle. And I love that she shares the everyday muddling through of life with such raw authenticity.
What’s your struggle, today?
Please…please…do not miss reading this entire post. Christine’s words will encourage and inspire, even if you don’t see the God-opportunities until they hit you right square in the face.
God’s been speaking to me a lot lately about how He can use my struggles with depression as an instrument of His voice.
Immediately, two things happened.
My brain did a complete inventory of all the things I could bring to the table that were way shinier and better than my ongoing battle with chronic D.
You know, in case He didn’t already know.
And second, I quickly and lamely replied, “Lord? My struggle hasn’t concluded yet. No healing to show for. No mind-bending progress. In fact, I’m still pretty broken some days.”
Funny how we make everything all about us. Which is the enemy’s intent for our hard circumstances in the first place…