I have a routine each morning. There are variables. But, for the most part.... it is similar.
This morning, I stepped in cat puke. My normal response would have been to scream obscenities not giving a care in the world whose sleep I was disturbing or the ugliness that spewed from my mouth. This morning I laughed!
I had just got finished reading about Paul in Philippians. I mean the man is in chains for GOD's sake! Really, he is in a prison, bound by chains, most likely beaten and definitely not eating meals to his hearts content.
Yet, here is Paul, writing to the people of Phillipi to encourage "them"! He is telling them all about a good work that is started in them and to be confident that it will be carried through to completion. And then he further expounds that because of his chains (trial) that people will be blessed.
Don't we all face trials? Some of them extremely tough! -some, not so much! Anxiety, poor treatment, stepping in cat puke?
We can cry to the LORD - why me? woe is me! OR...
In Philippians 1:19 there is a line that goes like this (para.) I know that what has happened to me, will turn out for my deliverance through CHRIST JESUS!
Remember the ridiculous phrase "Life sucks and then you die"
CHRIST certainly puts that to shame!
Perhaps our days may be riddled with struggles! But we can have joy in spite! Maybe we have a terribly spotted past? Yet, perhaps that very blemish may end up helping someone down the line.
In the meantime... Philippians 4:13 (my personal fav) remember that no matter what you are going through, you can get through it with CHRIST! He tells us this! So stop leaning on "you" and lean on CHRIST!
Whatever chains you are in, what pain you are going through - what mental anguish is torturing you; remember, you do not face it alone! CHRIST JESUS is right there beside you! You will get passed this and it will touch someone else!
It is crazy but it is true; this morning I stepped in cat puke! Out of it came these words. At first, I was thinking ughhhh :$&/&:&:$!!!! However, GOD had a different plan!
Thank YOU JESUS! Amen❤️