God's Faithfulness 2020
I've had some time to reflect on the year "post triathlon season". Instead of talking about athletics, I thought it would be cool share what it's like having a relationship with Jesus though a pandemic. This year has been tough for everybody. Between loosing jobs, loved one's, friendships, learning how to homeschool kids, and the general pace of life. We have simply been in limbo and uncomfortable with life's current events.
(My Wife is hot)
For Kendra and I, we have had our own struggles during Covid. Both Kendra and I lost our jobs this spring due to the shut down. For the last 5 months our escrow account has been collecting 5x the tax amount - more than doubling our mortgage payment every month. Not being able to race/preform while losing and or not gaining any financial sponsorship support. My seasonal Fire Department lost their contract leaving me jobless for the foreseeable future, and generally not knowing what career God will put me in. It's not terrible stuff, but, has put some stress on us finically.
Second, It's important to mention the obvious things going on in the world. Covid-19, thousands of deaths from Covid, people burning city's down, Hate and devision, and the list goes on. All to say we live in a broken world, and always have.
But here's why Kendra and I are happy, positive, and deeply in love. What it's like to have a relationship with Jesus. God lives within us! Within me and within my wife! How cool is that? We pray together every day. There hasn't been a night in over the 3 years where we fall asleep before thanking God for everything we have, had, or will receive. We pray bold prayers for a brighter future. We pray for our enemies and for our loved one's. We pray for the world to find love for one another. 1 John 4-8 "Whoever does not know love does not know God, because God is love." Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” God will always be the 3rd stand in our marriage. A foundation that can not be shaken. We have absolutely nothing to fear with God in our corner. Even though we're struggling finically and have some unknowns we will bounce out of it because God is faithful and just.
(My wife is the cutest)
Why would I believe God is good, loving, and faithful when there's all of this? Death, Slavery, Torture, Hate, Insecurities, Loneliness, Disease, Deformities, Suicide, Division, Destruction, Ect, Ect, Ect.. Why would a good God let Kendra and I worry about our finances? Our future?
(My wife loves me)
Well, first you have to search out God yourself. You have to do your own praying, searching, bible reading. And after that if you believe that God could be real and sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins to live in eternally with him, then you're on the right track to receiving what is said in the bible. The world makes a whole lot more sense when you read through the bible. It takes time, but, if you stick with it, you can see why things are the way they are in the world. On this side of heaven Satan roams the earth seeking all those terrible things I listed above. God will have his justice someday. And we won't understand exactly why things are the way they are until we meet him face to face. But I know if you except Jesus into your life, you can live freely and with love and assurance that your needs will always be met. That's what I hold onto, and always will.