While working on the next installment of the Jude project, I came across this:
Pits happen. Whether because of health struggles in our family, stress at work, problems in our relationships, or an unforeseen time of grief and crisis…pits happen.
Doesn’t matter who you are, what you have, or how good things may seem at this moment – it’s a fact of life that sooner or later you will find yourself in a pit.
And when you do, you will need something to pull you up out of the deep. And so I share this with you. Because I simply don’t know a better thought to keep around for your next (ahem) pit-stop.
Corrie ten Boom knew about the pits of life. During the Second World War she was arrested for helping Jews escape persecution and placed in a concentration camp. Though her sister died there, she survived and went on to run a rehabilitation centre for those traumatized by their wartime experiences after the war. She lost a lot, she saw the worst of humanity and she spent time in the deepest pit of modern history. But she refused to stay in the pit because she always knew God’s love to be deeper than the pit.
May you also know that God’s love is deeper than any pit life may throw you into. May you experience his love, even in the lowest pit. May you trust in His love to pull you out of the deep.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV