Took a trip to the DMV last week. Waited for a long time… a really, long time.
When I finally got my chance to stand at the counter, I presented my carefully filled-out paperwork. The guy at the counter slowly flipped through my documents, and mused, “Oh…”
“We’ve got a problem here.”
A small defect in one of my documents meant they wouldn’t process the papers for me. This trip to the DMV was supposed to solve my problems, not give me more work to do!
You’ve had those days. Maybe you’re having one right now. Obstacles stand in your way. Your efforts don’t seem to be paying off. Circumstances far worse than a long morning at the DMV upend your plans, maybe in a painful way.
These are the hard times. The ones that test what we’re made of, and where we really place our trust. Everyone has them.
Part of maturing spiritually is learning how to handle hard times.