I was feeling discouraged today. It was about some ongoing things that I’ve been really struggling with. Things I work so hard at but never seem to make any progress.
They are partially things outside of me. Things I don’t really have control over. But things that impact me greatly.
But I had this epiphany. One of the things that following Christ means is believing– truly believing– that tomorrow will be greater than today.
There will be thorns that will be pulled from my side in this life through Christ. And thorns that are left in my side until this life is done. But the thorns will be removed.
It can be so easy to pay lip service to this idea… that tomrrow will be greater than today. In the midst of pain and hurt, though, it’s hard to have faith in this truth. In that wierd, contradictory, circular way, Jesus gives me faith to believe in Him. And believing in him means believing in all sorts of things: facts about His life on earth, facts about His divinity, but most of all, the idea that tomorrow will be greater than today.