What would make someone take a year hiatus from a blog that she started to celebrate faith frequently? Ah. Good question. It’s complicated. But here it is in a nutshell:
Shortly after I so confidently titled and launched this “A Faith So Simple” blog, it wasn’t so simple anymore.
I never intended to imply that it was all sunshine and roses. My thought was to make a case that faith doesn’t have to be complicated (even though we tend to make it so). That our job, should we decided to accept it, is simply to continue to fight our way through this obstacle course of life –keeping our focus on God.
But, you know what they say about the best laid plans.
I discovered in a big hurry that faith isn’t so simple. (Humility strikes again.) Especially when cancer moves into your life, going after your beloved. It knocks your knees out from under you, while gut punching you so hard that you can’t catch your breath. For months on end. I’m pretty sure cancer is Satan’s middle name. And what he wants most? Your hope.
So herein begins our story. Again. From a new beginning. It isn’t an easy one to tell or share. It isn’t an easy one to live. But I’m hanging on to hope with everything I have. And I’m trusting in the one and only true God. The one who parted the Red Sea. The one who raised Lazarus from the dead. The one who said, Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. (John 11:26)
He’s the only one who knows our story completely. So, I’m trusting his light. And I’m gonna take this one step at a time when my faith seems simple, and when it doesn’t.