There are some things in life that are just difficult to handle. Each of us have our area of difficulty. And I always like to remember this verse:
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 (emphasis mine)
I was having my own quiet moment over lunch in a little fast food restaurant today. Had my own booth, had my own space, had my own private moments. I love these little moments with God and nobody else.
There was a burden in my heart. There’s something that I don’t wanna do but I have to. Because it’s the right thing to do. And I only want to do what pleases my Father.
I imagined what it would be like if Jesus was sitting across the table from me. He would know me but will I know Him? I can imagine the gentleness on His countenance as He understands my struggles. I can feel His overwhelming love. I can feel His hand, stretching out to me across the table, and a comforting touch of simple, pure love. Pure. Holy. My needs, struggles, sadness spilled out at that moment. Yet I delight in His glory and beauty for He is so pure, so holy, I daren’t look at Him even if His face is there for me to see. Yes, I could literally feel all that as I sat that, amidst cheesy music and schoolgirl giggles and gossips. My heart soared.
I will keep my eyes on Jesus, the perfecter of all things.