Life Through the Lens: When life squeezes

Photo: Kevin Schrapel.
Photo: Kevin Schrapel.

Ever felt under pressure?

I’ll bet you are thinking, “right, next question!”

Of course, we all have times of feeling under pressure.

Whether we like it or not, pressure is a natural part of living, to be expected.

Think about the contents of a concrete truck.

There you are along for the ride, no say in where life is taking you, tumbled around, poured into a confined space for more churning around, forced up a pipe and spat out the end.

More pushing around – all for what?

Well, if the builder, the craftsman, knows what he is doing, the concrete will be worked into something of value and become what it is meant to be.

A follower of Jesus gave some good advice when he said in 1 Peter chapter five, verse seven, “God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time.”

“Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.”

Remember those words when life tumbles you around, drops you into some place that hurts, then pushes you into a dark place only to feel as if life has spat you out; then someone else pushes you around.

The master builder, God himself, could be forming you into a person of strength to be a help to others.

We are God’s handiwork, made in the love of Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do, says Ephesians chapter two, verse 10.

One day you will understand the master plan and stand in awe.