✙  “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”

 (Job 2:10)  

A major change takes place in our daily routine when we receive news of financial loss, or news that a foreclosure is being threatened, or an income check doesn't arrive, all these scenarios definitely cause a big shift. This shift takes place obviously in physical things and deeply in our consciousness we move into a state of vulnerability. The topic of vulnerability was discussed in an earlier post–you can scroll down to read it. To add to those muses I am presently experiencing a demanding change in my life which I have discovered that I am most vulnerable to my own self criticism as well as hidden fears; fears emerging that I have apparently denied were there.  Prayer comforts me as well as remembering the ancient proverbs and wisdom comments in scripture which help me stay focused.  Such as the proverb  that says we are not to trust our feelings in times of prosperity nor in times of adversity rather we are to put all our trust in God with our whole heart (mind and soul) or energy. In other words let your faith take command.  "Faith is in things unseen"; this is another foundational fact, one that is hard to get a hold of in spirit and exercise into real honest to-good practice.  I think when I don't trust myself, when I've lost confidence in myself, in this time of vulnerability I confess I begin to ask where IS my faith?  It is difficult to go to friends or family for assurance, as those silly fears we know are false raise their ugly heads and seem to be more real to us. It is comforting that my sisters and good friend are there which in itself gives me encouragement.  I am reminded of what Julian of Norwich said, "All will be well, all manner of things will be well."

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