I wanna know why pain makes me stronger
I wanna know why good men die
Why am I so afraid of the dark
But I stray from the light?
Oh, there’s so many questions stirring in me
Riding to work the other day, I listened as the above song played and the Honda hummed along down the cemented freeway in the early morning light. It’d be nice, I had been thinking, if life didn’t involve so much waiting and patience and longsuffering. It’d be nice if, like on Amazon, you placed your order and received your package via next day air.
But it doesn’t generally work that way, as I’ve previously written (SEE HERE). I’ve shared some of my thoughts about what the Lord teaches in longsuffering, by way of making us seek and wait. The question is now, What is he teaching you? What lessons have you gleaned from your trials? What are you learning right now? What’s your story?
I’m all ears. I need your help, too. And in the process, I think others will be edified. So speak, and let the truth shine with love (Ephesians 4:25). It’s not, after all, a solo trip we’re all making.