Life has a way of surprising us. We expect things to turn out our way and we end up disappointed with how it all turns up. We may have to go through experiences, places, responsibilities, etc. that we do not like a bit.
And then there are certain phases in life called obscurity. It is a time of life when all sense of direction is suspended.
It is comforting to hear a gospel that promises relief – that too – immediately. But the good news of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ asks us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him.
Every unpleasant experience, can be seen as an excellent opportunity to do just that – deny our self, deny our tastes, desires, dreams, likings, plans – and then to take up our cross, and follow our dear Lord God Jesus.