Yes, I Know It’s Hard. Have you read a Wyoming history book? People traveled across the west in stagecoaches. People traveled across oceans to work the railroad. They dug out holes in the walls of Bitter Creek for shelter. They build homes out of the dirt just for a bit of freedom and an opportunity to build something for their kids.
If comfort is your measure of God’s love for you, your faith will fail. Because your faith isn’t in God, it’s in his provision. Read John chapter 6 if you would like to hear Jesus' feelings on that matter. The cross is the measure of God’s love for you. If that doesn’t capture your heart, nothing will.
But it doesn’t last. I believe there is worse to come, but it won’t last. Paul believed that one day each of us will forget how hard this life was because we will finally be home. Have you ever been on a bad camping trip? You likely remember it and have forgotten the good ones. This trip is a rough one. But, we will get home soon.
There is so much for which we should be thankful. There is so much for us, in us, and with us. The family reunion is on the calendar. And, everyone who is supposed to be there WILL be there. Let’s give thanks today. Let's find our Thanksgiving.