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look-ahead

Sometimes it’s hard to see beyond your circumstances…I know this first hand.

Currently I’m employed, but my title—even after being on staff for over a full year—still reads “interim worship leader”. Where’s the “security” in that? I continue to look for a “permanent” position somewhere, but at this time God has chosen NOT to open that door for me. I have no idea what my future holds…

Currently my wife has been unemployed since the beginning of December—that makes 4 months of being out of work for those of you who struggle with math—she’s working INCREDIBLY HARD looking for a new job and has been on lots and lots of interviews (some of them incredibly weird), but God has chosen NOT to open any of those doors for her. She has no idea what her future holds…

It’s easy to get discouraged, depressed, disillusioned, confused, scared, stressed, restless, tired, emotional, mad……and yeah, I know all of this first hand.

Part of my devotional reading today says…

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NLT)

These verses encourage, challenge, and stretch me…for my present “troubles” don’t seem all that small right now—in the middle of them—but I know in time, God’s time, they will be but a speck in the whole of my life. God help me to honestly trust and believe the words I’m speaking, and may they indeed be true and come to pass……in Your time.

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