THANKS FOR THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
Written by Bridget Barnard
Recently I have been confronted by my conflicting attempts to trust in God’s loving faithfulness while striving to exert control over this ‘nonsense-of-a-pandemic’ year ‘Yes I trust God …. but how do I get things done now?!
We expect to have (some) control of our lives, to make good choices and be rewarded by a sense of satisfaction and success. This is true even in our faith journey. I practice good rhythms and routines and I should become more spiritually mature – right?
But what happens when our expectations are not meet and we are thwarted? When we fail or are disappointed? What happens when our security props are kicked out from under us by something uncontrollable – like lock down. What happens when our regular strategies for managing our lives are confronted by the unexpected and no longer work?
As I reflected on my response to this year, these are the things that have emerged in the tussle between trust and control......click on the link for more.