After carefully placing my newly filled paint tray away from the ladder so I wouldn’t step in it, I stepped in it, and paint went everywhere! Not only that, but the flooring is green carpet that I had covered with a tarp, but it sloshed onto the carpet and seeped through the tarp. We have plans to replace the carpet, but not yet! After scooping most of it up, I had the presence of mind to pour Fabuloso on it to keep it wet until I could get some water to pour over it. After working diligently for about an hour, I got the paint out of the carpet and was able to finish the job. I didn’t get anxious but worked steadily through this unplanned situation.
Though this is minor and not world-changing, it’s an example of our challenges as citizens of God’s Kingdom. Life is certainly not easy, and even though we may face a delay for a time, if we work steadily, we will get through it, accomplish our goals, and receive our reward. If you are going through a situation, whether it’s your health, finances, or relational, don’t give up! Don’t rely on your own strength; have faith in God’s power. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8