Nor do I deal well with Christians who complain how hard things are or believe their circumstances must perfect or comfortable because they are God’s people. Jesus himself had a thought on this:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16.33b
Like persons both Christian and non, I have good days and bad ones–days of anxiety and days of confidence. But in all days I have a sense of peace, a peace that really is beyond understanding. It is rooted and grounded not in my circumstances nor my moods, but in a relationship.
And that is grounded in a even greater truth:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39
So for now, I live on this side of the door,with all of its imperfections and limitations, challenges and crises, content with the “rustling of the rumor that it will not always be so.”