Going to Extremes

When a divorce occurs, life becomes “extreme.” You experience extreme emotions, extreme circumstances, extreme life changes. These extremes can be exhausting and overwhelming as you try to find a place to plant your feet firmly on the ground and move forward. 

But not all of the extremes you encounter will be bad. As you work to push forward you may feel terribly alone and afraid of the future. But think for a moment about the apostles… these Jewish men were considered to be extreme because they believed Jesus was the Messiah, yet they were great men precisely because of their faith. As they huddled together in the upper room in fear for their lives, God rewarded their faith with the gift of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon them. They were filled with refreshment, renewal, courage, and extreme joy, which they spread to all nations. 

Let your faith be the one extreme that you use to keep your head above water during this difficult time; your life preserver. Let the Holy Spirit show you how to become a great apostle by being faithful when it’s hard to pray, by believing when it’s hard to believe. God will reward your faith with many blessings. 

And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ. – Mark 8:29

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