Photographs of things from the U.K. encourage me.
They remind me no matter how long it takes, no matter how difficult the work, things built by God are both beautiful and enduring.
It is in the middle of the work, when I can lose sight of this.
Before my sweet husband was called into the mill this morning, we were discussing our week previous and the one we are beginning.
His schedule for this week is rough.
My health from last week was rough.
We came to two conclusions.
First, there is always something to be thankful and praise God for. Always.
Second, our own suffering should be an opportunity to remember and pray for others.
My husband even brought the name of someone I could pray for every time I suffer from a specific ailment.
I completely agreed.
What better way to live through pain than in thankfulness and as an opportunity to up hold others?
Didn’t Jesus do even more?
Since Christ is our example in all things we look forward to our busy schedule with peace.
Life isn’t always comfortable.
Life isn’t always easy.
But it can always be a joy.
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:3-5 NKJV