When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
God has never once promised an easy life to us, asking only that we bear our burdens and stand firm in our faith. He never said it would be without pain, only that we would not be alone, ever. On the hardest of weeks, I am reminded that I can not fight with those around me or give out the weight I am carrying to make my own load lighter. I have to love those that work against me, which is His hardest test of all. I want to bring Peter’s sword and defend myself and my Lord, but He first loved us as we are to first love those around us. Today, I just wanted to share the love that He gives me, to find my strength in Him, and to always love others, even when I’m not sure how. I am only human, yet God has always loved me.