Skiatook faith

The past several weeks have been difficult for our community to say the least.

We have had insane amounts of rain, with record breaking flooding all throughout the area. Our family recently experienced the death of a loved one. The doctors are saying that our unborn baby has some problems with her feet. Our dryer just quit, and the warranty is out of date. Our church camp was postponed due to the weather. Our upcoming mission trip to Cuba has been delayed due to conflicts between the Cuban government and the Cuban church, as well as the new travel restrictions implemented by the USA.

I write all of this not for you to feel sorry for me, but to say that sometimes life is tough.

In fact at certain times, life is very tough.

Things don’t always go the way we plan, or the way we want. But it’s in these moments that I believe our faith has an opportunity to grow.

People may say that I’m crazy but I believe in a peace that passes all understanding. After searching for many years of my life and coming up short every time, I’ve found that the only way to true joy and peace is through Jesus.

I believe that the single set of footprints in the sand are not my own, but belong to the one carrying me through. God is good and if we really look at a situation correctly we will see God at work.

I’ve witnessed it lately with our community coming together to lend a hand during the flood, or friends and family trying to comfort us during our loss.

As far as having all of the answers I don’t, but that’s ok. I’m to the place where I don’t need them, I’m learning to trust and it’s a good place to be!

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E-mail lindsey.chastain@skiatookjournal.com

Managing Editor

Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.