Among the tensions and uncertainties

So then let’s also run the race that is laid out in front of us, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Let’s throw off any extra baggage, get rid of the sin that trips us up,  and fix our eyes on Jesus, faith’s pioneer and perfecter. He endured the cross, ignoring the shame, for the sake of the joy that was laid out in front of him, and sat down at the right side of God’s throne. ~Hebrews 12:12 (CEB)

“Those who have gone before us have left a clear witness: We may seek God or we may seek ease, but we cannot seek both. The road we travel is anything but easy. It is true that God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our lives, but it is equally true that the plan is often fraught with tension and uncertainty, and with emotional, spiritual, and physical pain.” ~From Seeking the Face of God by Gary Thompson

It is in these tensions and uncertainties that if I look close enough, I can see the Face of God.

Almighty God, You have sent Jesus to show me how to live. Grant me the power of Your Holy Spirit so that I may follow in faithfulness all the days of my life. May I see the tensions and uncertainties of life as moments to get a glimpse of You working in my life. Amen.

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