Let me be vulnerable for a moment. I am 46 years old, and with each passing year, I seem to accumulate damaging experiences, painful loss, and unexpected disappointments.
I am all too aware of the fragility of life, frankly, I have discovered that nothing is truly certain.
I see dear friends and family around me struggling with devastating twists and turns in their lives. Natural disasters, debilitating sickness, financial calamity, death, and loss assault those I love.
As I see it, there are two choices I have, that we all have: I can become consumed by the stress, tangled in the pain, held firm by the struggles.
Or I can reach out to God through prayer, through committing to read the Bible, to deal with my sin, and do what I can to serve others.
Really its a choice between seeing my challenges in relation to what I can do for me, and what God can do with me.
This struggling man chooses God. I invite God into every part of my life. I seek your love, your intervention dear Lord.