I’ll preface this post by saying my issues this week only involve career issues/personal financial stability and a couple of non-life threatening health issues.
It’s been a rough week for me. It started with high hopes of good news and success and has quickly dissolved into disappointment, broken dreams, minor health issues and uncertain future. One of my toughest weeks in quite some time.
It has not gone unrecognized by me that this was also quite the rough week for Jesus as well. I hope I relay my thoughts on this justly and respectfully. Now I’m not an expert on biblical history but I do know the story of this week and that it is considered Holy Week. Jesus’ faced the greatest challenges to his faith and led to the greatest suffering he, or anyone, has ever experienced. Yea, he had a rough week to say the least.
I really believed everything was going to come together for me this week and the culmination of all may hard work in getting my MBA was going to pay off. It didn’t happen that way and my faith has been challenged. I was confused, frustrated and felt despair. I sort of feel like this is on purpose to see how I’d react, and I’ve not been perfect, not even close, but I’ve continued my prayers and read scripture and not given up on my faith. It has not been easy. I think about what Jesus went through this week, I consider the ultimate suffering he experienced, and most importantly, I rejoice in how his week ended…with the greatest event in history for him and us!
So as I experience the challenges of this week, and others most certainly to come, I will do my very best to keep my faith strong and remember God has a plan for me and to trust in him and his plan. I know it will not always be easy. I am not perfect. But I will not give up my faith and trust in God and Jesus and remember there is the greatest gift waiting at the end.
Happy Easter to all!