A Most Difficult Season

To be completely honest, this season of my life has been difficult. Not just dealing with the utterly bitter cold of the area, but turning around every corner to find such disappointment. It doesn’t seem to stop. It is usually one thing after another. You think you can trust people. You think people are good. You think people are at least considerate human beings.  Then one day you realize, people are just people. I am just a person.  I am a person just like the others.  We are all depraved individuals. Can I be trusted? Can I be good? Can I be considerate? I know that I have utterly betrayed people in the past. How can I think of myself so righteous? The thing is, I can’t. None of us can.  This has made me so distrusting of others. I find myself looking for the motive when others seem too nice or willing.  My once pink colored glasses that I looked at the world through have seemed to turn to gray, discoloring everything.  How can I make this go away? Sometimes I just want to put my hands up and say, “I give in!” The world is bad and awful. There is nothing I can do.  What is the answer?

Well, there is only one answer. He is the only one who can be trusted. He is the only one who can be called good. He is the only one who loves without motive. He can exchange your gray colored glasses for lenses that only look straight to the heavens. Through Him, we can be called righteous. He has been betrayed, yet never has betrayed. He is not just a friend, He is our Father. When we feel like giving in and checking out of the fight, He continues. He never disappoints. He holds us up when we cannot stand. He is the only answer. He is Jesus.

Psalm 62:5-8

My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.  He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.  In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

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