“If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, how will you do in the thicket of the Jordan” (Jeremiah 12:5)?
Ever had your day ruined because you received only 3 bbq sauces with your 20 piece chicken nuggets? Frustrated because the hot water ran out after being in the shower for only 30 minutes? Upset because the first leg of your dream vacation was diverted to LaGuardia instead of Kennedy? These silly questions are but parodies of very real, everyday laments that can be heard in conversations and on social media. If the travesties of first world life bring such “devastation” to the lives of so many, how will they withstand genuine hardship? People of faith should stand ready to offer another perspective before the whiny masses–a life of steadfastness undergirded by a spirit of thanksgiving.