The older I get, the more I know, that I know, that I know, ease is not synonymous with Christ is with us. Ease, or the absence of need, does not mean that God is pleased with you and you shall have no worries.
Life in the Lee Compound has started making me go hmm. You know, making me quirk and eyebrow and frown up my face. I try to take it all in stride, knowing and trusting God will continue to provide but just the presence of these things that make me say hmm irritates my husband. I encourage him in God’s word and remind him of God’s faithfulness to us through the years. When you are hurting and want something to go away like yesterday, those words don’t always hit home. But God knew how to reach His son. He reminded me of Luke 8:22-25.
22 Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. 23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!” The winds and the waves beat against their boat. The disciples were in mortal jeopardy. They had every right to be fearful but Jesus said, “Where is your faith?” Jesus was in the boat! Asleep or awake, He was in the boat. They were going to be alright! Did it feel good? No. Were they scared? Umm-hmm. But God’s word didn’t change despite their fears. Jesus is in the boat! That gave my husband comfort. I hope it comforts you too.