"Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear or see you." ~ 1 Timothy 4:16
"God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him." ~ James 1:12
A sort of "mini-crash" is what I termed it. After an unknown computer error, the address book contacts, names and email addresses, were no longer there. I thought of just scrapping the whole project looming in front of me. But then, it seemed the right thing to begin the arduous task of re-entering data.
It was painstakingly slow. I seemed to be getting nowhere fast. It wasn't the computer's fault, and not really mine either. It was something that just happened.
In life, things happen. The computer scenario seemed to take forever; in actuality it did not. It made me think of the real desert times, experiences of the 'dark night of the soul'. Those times in our lives when we are waiting, hoping, praying.... and things seems to be taking forever.
If by any chance, you are in one of those places, you can know that it will not last forever. We have to hang in there and hold onto the promises that God has given us in the Bible. We have to do our part and stay faithful and allow God to work on His timetable. He is faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:24). ____________