“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” ~Dueteronomy 33:12
“We are safe, if dawn comes after darkness, and we are safe if it does not. God’s love for us is real, more real than the rock walls of Ceramir…” ~Ari Heinze, from Wind, Rain and Fire.
“Is that your child?” Smaug adresses Bard, though his words are aimed at Bain. “You cannot save him from the fire. He will burn!”
Struggling is hard. Struggling for long, extended periods of time is harder. As I struggle with certain issues for long times I begin to wonder, like I said in the last post, if I am taking Satan by the hand, or not? Am I really resisting? If so, why hasn’t this struggle gone away yet? Is it because I am doing something wrong, am I giving in?
I love Jesus. And, I’ve always wanted to honor, love, and obey Him in all I do. Considering this, it’s been a struggle for me when I’ve looked at my life and seen fear, anxiety, doubt, worry etc. The list of my struggles, fears, and failings sometimes stretched long. This is not what I wanted to see in my life. This is not what a strong Christian’s life should look like, I felt. What I saw in my life didn’t please me, and I was sure it didn’t please God – the One I wanted to please.