When I take my last breath, I will still be following Christ.
I do not promise you that I will be closing in on a sinless life or that I will have left behind temptation, but my hope will rest in Christ.
I’m writing this for my family to read, to know, and to pass on.
We have walked through many hard issues in the past twenty years individually and collectively. Through that God has always been there. Please read what lies below.
Over the years as I have watched people struggle with their faith when circumstances rear their ugly head. Some have given up the fight and quit the race, at least for a time.
I have seen these struggles and thought deeply about many aspects. And the conclusion I’ve reached is that God is big enough to carry me for the rest of my life, just as He has carried me in the past.
The biggest lesson of my life as a Christian is that God is the father in the study of the prodigal son, and like the father in the story, He stands at the top of the hill every morning gazing into the distance for me and for you.
Find your hiding place in God. No matter if you feel close to Him or far away, God is big enough.
Let me add three snippets of verses that cross my mind from time to time and reinforce
Romans 14:4 “Who are you to judge another man’s servant?” – All of us will stand and fall only on the mercy and judgement of Christ.
Job 13:15 “Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him” – Whatever may come, whatever choices I make, I will place my hope in Christ.
John 6:68 “Peter answered and said: ‘LORD, to whom shall we go? You alone have the words of life.”
All of us must make our own peace with God, this is the answer to that peace for myself.
I hope that it encourages you and helps you in your journey as well.
GOD IS BIG ENOUGH
One of the great lies that we face is that God and Satan are in some epic struggle.
They are not two ancient brothers wrestling. One is not a white dog and the other a black dog and whichever one we feed the most will win.
God has won.
He loves you personally and wants to spend time with you and share life with you.
Whatever fear, anger, belief, or doubt you may have, God is bigger than all of them.
He is bigger than death, suffering, abuse, stupid Christians, or the disability you were dealt.
And He doesn’t expect you to clean yourself up and heal yourself.
Just show up.
He wants to spend time with you and when you are ready, He will tackle your needs and concerns.