It happens. If it has not happened to you, it will. Something in life will happen that just kicks you in the gut. I mean direct hit. Something big…something hard…something painful…something you did not expect. There is no mystery to whether or not this stuff will show up in your life. There can be mystery as to why and the how and the when, but it will happen. My thought…my question…my mind asks this question. What and where do you go with this stuff hits? How do you begin to process these kicks in the gut? Where and how do you find hope? What do you do? What allows you to find your “north”
I run like Usain Bolt towards Jesus. I believe Jesus is the hope for everything. I believe even when it does not make sense, Jesus does. Jesus does not just take away the pain, like a genie. He does not make it all better like my mom did when I fell when I was 3. But He gives meaning to the pain, confusion, angst, sadness and tragedy. There is still hope and direction in Him. I know this all sounds trite and cliche. But my experience is my experience. And truth is truth. I praise God that when my life has been in the ugliest places and the kicks in the guts have been the most violent, Jesus Christ has been stronger and more clear in my life than ever.