I’ve always loved the classic song by Steven Curtis Chapman called ‘The Great Adventure’! It reminds me that in our own lives: the good times, the overwhelming times and even those times that break our hearts, are all part of our journey. It can beat us down and make us want to give up – or we can look at it as our very own GREAT ADVENTURE!
It’s my wonderful mom that would tell me when challenges would come my way, or when I experienced betrayal or loss, or even when I’m having the BEST DAY EVER…that it was just another ‘chapter’ in my book. What she was trying to tell me in her gentle way was this: we ALL go thru wonderful seasons and also experience tough times. It’s true – it even says so in the Bible! Not to scare us, but to prepare us for what lies ahead.
When we face challenges, deal with pain or lose something we hold dear, it can be a very lonely place. It’s in those times that God will often bring us someone who has gone through something similar to walk beside us, and get us through it and on to a new…and even better chapter.
I hope that you will be encouraged if you are in that place in your own life. Know that God is in control and He is with you on your GREAT ADVENTURE!
‘Be strong and courageous…’ Joshua 1:9