I’m linking up with Kate and the hang this week at Five Minute Friday. For 5 minutes of unedited free writes on her one word prompt.
This week’s word is work.
What happens when it doesn’t work? When you try and do and pray and bend over backwards and bite your tongue and confront sin and it doesn’t work. That’s my question today.
Situations in our life have made things impossible to resolve in a biblical way. Unbiblical demands have been place upon us, unrepentant sin abounds, those that treat us as children instead of full fledged adults with grown (and almost grown) children of our own. The struggle is real.
I can only respond with God knows what he’s doing when I don’t but sometimes that’s not enough. Faith is shaken, rejection and pain are deep. I’d like to say we’re at peace about all of it, but we’re not.
What is the answer? I don’t know. Cling to Christ and trust him seem so cliche. Oh yes, I know that’s where the answer truly lies but I want feet. I want resolution. I really, truly want these situations to resolve to God’s glory. I want restoration. I want the opportunity for God to redeem the years the locusts have eaten. But will it happen? Doesn’t look likely right now.
So for now, we cry, we debate, we argue, we email and text instead of sitting down to talk because that’s already been tried. We pray and we try to figure out the next step where there appears to be no viable step to take.