When things aren’t going well it is our natural tendency to want to change things. While this is a good idea for a baseball player whose swing has developed a hitch, it is not a good idea in our faith life. Mired in a hitting slump, the ball player and his coaches try to figure out what has changes so that they can fix it. This is a mechanical or physical process that can be studied, analyzed, and corrected.
Like a batter practicing good habits and techniques, or faith life ‘works’ best when we are practicing good habits and techniques in our daily study and prayer life. In the times that we stay in tune with God, we find pleasure and contentment in His world. The sunset or sunrise contains a beauty we see as His. Our interactions with other people is filled with the love of Christ. Life is good.
But sometimes life brings us a curve ball. In these cases we must work at not developing a hitch in our spiritual life. When life brings us the difficult, we must remain faithful and try. We must resist the temptation to turn to something or someone other than God. God’s love is eternal and true. As we remain true in our walk with Him, He will always see us through.
Scripture reference: Exodus 17: 1-7