One particularly stressful day, my pastor offered words of comfort, reminding me that God loves me, but just because this is true, I should not think everything is going to be a bed of roses. “It won’t be,” he said with certainty. “In the end, everything will be okay. Meantime, all sorts of things can happen.”
I imagine that’s what the angel was trying to tell Gideon when he, his family and Israel were in a very tough spot.
We believe in the presence of God in our lives and with God all things are possible. Our gifts from the Holy Spirit help us meet the ever-changing and complex world. When we are prepared and willing to serve as God calls us, anything can happen, and often on the most stressful days. Our faith upholds us, and all will be well.
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