Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you.”
– Genesis 12:1
In following Christ, difficulties are nothing. What is important is that we gain Christ in our difficulties. When we are going through hardship and the Lord seems far away, we should realize that He is still with us, and we can still gain Him.
We should have such experiences as we are following the Lord. No matter what we would like Him to give us outwardly, God’s intent is to give us Christ.
Adapted from A Sketch of Genesis, page 84.