I’ve been increasingly discouraged over the past two months or so, with a few different factors building over that time.
When this time first started, I said that the events happening weren’t in my control; all I could do was continue to be obedient and trust God.
To be honest, I think I’ve kinda forgot about that over the past month.
I’ve allowed a combination of circumstances to drag me down, and forgotten that it’s still my job to just keep praying and being obedient. Being glum doesn’t help anyone.
I have a few friends who really encouraged me on Monday night, and that really helped jump-start me again.
They reminded me that expectations don’t matter, but joyful obedience does.
It reminds me of one of the last things Jesus said to Peter:
When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
John 21:21-22 NIV (emphasis mine)