This "ministry road" is not an easy one. Not that I expected it to be. I didn't even 'expect' to be IN ministry. BUT God had a different plan for my life. And I'm thankful.
Some days are really great and exciting, but most days are full of mundane tasks, learning things I never imagined I would be learning, and dealing with issues I never thought I'd be dealing with. Some days are hard, frustrating, disappointing and even heart breaking. BUT God didn't call me to a comfortable existence, HE called me to "change lives" for Him. He called me to bring hope to impoverished and needy people and "most" days I can deal with all that comes with the 'job'.
Today, the road has been particularly hard for multiple reasons. It's been a"'punch in the gut" kind of day. BUT God is faithful and He showed up when I called out to Him. Even though my prayer was a mess.
Right at the end of this difficult 'work day', God sent a gift through a precious Friend and reminded me that He IS in this. It's as if He wrapped His arms around me and said, "I'm here. You are not alone. I've got this." It was a reminder that even though I don't SEE what He's doing or FEEL like this whole thing is making any difference... HE is working and moving and changing lives through me.
Once again, I'm reminded that whatever HE calls us too, He IS faithful to see us through it. We just have to look to Him and TRUST that He is going to work out all the details... EVERY single one. We falter and fall, we struggle to be faithful, BUT God is always faithful. ALWAYS.
What do you need to call out to Him and trust Him for? Remember... you are NOT alone. That's HIS promise.