Today I have a devotion running at P31. The funny thing about this devotion is I wrote it before Curt lost his job!! And so, as I re-read it last week in preparation for it to go out today, I was struck by how applicable this devotion was for me personally. We definitely feel like we've gone backwards in the last few months. We wonder why his unemployment has gone on so long. We ask God what His plans are. Then we ask again. And then we quietly trust, reasserting that His plans are right and perfect and remembering that none of this has taken Him by surprise.
We definitely understand the feeling of being in tents again. And yet, we also know that it is there, in those tents, that God works on our hearts, restating Truths we have forgotten and refining our character and our faith as we draw closer to Him.
If you are in tents again in your life, know you are not alone. There are others-- like us-- who are struggling with the feeling of going backwards. But there is also One who has never left you. He goes forward with you and He also goes backwards. Wherever you are, there He is. May we all remember that today.