Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One of those days

 It's been one of those days. Stuff that can knock you down. Hard stuff.

Which voice do you listen to? Force of habit, the sweet temptation to blame yourself, or the harder voice of God that asks that you accept hard things without trying to place blame?

One day perhaps we'll face the big one, the gun to our head, the demand for us to deny Christ. Or not. We're in the last days but we won't all face the sort of thing that Christians in other parts of the world face on a daily basis.

In the meantime, how do we expect to respond when it comes? Listening to the seductive voice of Satan? Or, with spiritual muscles grown strong from constant exercise, automatically choosing the hard path?

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to quietly accept the hard thing and not look for reasons, not look to place blame, not take refuge in anger or despair.


  1. We all have days or times like this in our lives. Hugs! I'm praying for you, friend.

  2. May God give us strength to face the various trials in this life that come our way! I'll say a prayer for you, Matushka.

    I'm loving your posts these days about all the wonderful, little creative items you've been making. It looks like a lot of fun.

  3. Yes, anger or despair is not the refuge; God and acceptance of the often heavy hard things, is. Praying for you, love and (((hugs)))

  4. This is exactly what I 've been thinking these days. You see martyrdom in so many places of the world that you risk underestimating the everyday martyrdom that 's taking place in your one head, although this is actually the devil's weapon of choice these days (and he knows better, which makes it all the more important to keep your guard up...).
    I hope today was a better day for you matushka:)


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