Jam 5:11 – Headwinds

The wind is howling directly against us as we struggle to canoe up the river. It is day 4 of a slackpacking hike, but this challenge seems impossible. Soon the rain is slashing down at us and we were considering giving up. However, we push on. Several hours later we arrive at our destination – the most amazing treehouse, nestled above a river. The birds are singing in the trees, and the late afternoon sun is filtering through the canopy. Wow. Life is full of challenges. In fact, nothing worth achieving comes without challenge. Yet sometimes the challenges can overwhelm us, and we give up before the end. “What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.” (James 5:11). Whatever challenges you are facing today, know that God is in every detail of your life and he has promised you an end more amazing than you could imagine. Keep your faith in Him. The storm will pass, and The Son will shine.