Do you have an "issue" that you feel you just can't shake? You feel like it pops it ugly head in your life when you least expect it? It's a constant reminder of your desperate need for God's grace?
I have an issue. It's been my thorn for years. When, in my flesh, I think of this issue I become agitated and annoyed. But I know in my heart how this issue drives me to the heart of God and in that I find peace.
Let me say I don't think we are called to live in sin and try to not grow and purge sin out of our lives. But I do believe that God gives us each issues that remind us of our need for Him. We must, however remember that sin has no grip on us! Jesus died to bring that freedom!
On a side note, sorry I've not been around as much as I would have hoped. I am feeling good, my brain feels a bit mushy still ;-) I feel like I am trying to get my feet under me still after 10 weeks of being sick. I am 16 weeks pregnant and starting to feel baby move around in there!
However, when I am pregnant I struggle deeply with fear (I think miscarrying my first baby opened that door). When I am struggling I feel that it is a time for me to ask the Lord to fill me, keep me peaceful, calm, and trusting Him. During these times I use my extra energy to feed on His word and know that, although His ways are not always comfortable, they are good!