I must admit when the rubber hits the road it is easier to write about our Christian journey than to live it.


When we write about it, we can make it shine, we can imagine that we are almost there. Then the rubber hits the road.

It seems almost as soon as we have written about it we are challenged by that same thing.

The rubber hits the road.

When we talk about how God is blessings us with our finances and helping us make ends meet the ends start getting further apart and work starts to drop off and then we struggle to pay all the bills.

The rubber hits the road.

When we write about how God has brought us to a place where we are happy a place where we are content with our lives, discontentment starts to rear it’s ugly head.

The rubber hits the road.

When we write about our vitality for life and how excited we are with our homeschooling studies for our children. The vitality wanes and we find ourselves tired.

The rubber hits the road.

I am not saying that what I have been writing about has been lies or life isn’t as good as what I have said.  Our life is good, when you look past the everyday struggles that we all seem to face.

When we are challenged, the rubber hits the road, that is part of a good life because we are then challenged to rely on God more and more and less of ourselves.

So if I need to be challenged to rely on God and loose myself (dare I say it) I am willing to be challenged and molded, because I am nothing and God is everything and I want to rely on Him.

When the rubber hits the road, God comes along and scrapes me up and gives me more things to write about and hopefully it will be new things and new challenges.

Hopefully I will have learnt from the last scraping up and I won’t have to be challenged by that again.

Here’s hoping.


Psalms 145:14 The LORD sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down


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  1. Oh, dear friend! How true your words! I can so relate to all of what you are saying here. The cruel enemy tries to challenge every good thing and every blessing that God gives by pouring on problems in the areas He has blessed us. Won’t it be a glad day when we make it to Heaven and see Jesus and know that there is NO satan there all for eternity???? You are a shining example of a true Christian. You are real and honest, and I so enjoy coming here to your blog. I always leave refreshed in my soul…your trials and triumphs are woven into your writing, and there is a Divine purpose for both. God teaches you through your tribulations, and that teaching is carried on to us. God bless you abundantly, meet your every need, fill your heart with strength and courage and the grace you need for every trial. Much love you and your sweet family!

    1. Oh what a wonderful thought Cheryl to know that eternity will have no satan, imagine that, nothing negative, oh how wonderful. Thank you so much for your most kind comment, I am touched by your words and always encouraged. Thank you so much for all that and for your friendship. Have a great week. Blessings

  2. I agree- it often seems as though we are taking one step forward and two steps back, but it is so good to know that God will continue bringing His work to completion in us. Praying that He will encourage you today Terri 🙂

  3. Isn’t this the truth? So much easier to write lofty platitudes than live them. I’m praying with you that when the rubber hits the road I will lean into God all the more.

    1. Thank you so much Laura for stopping by and for your kind and encouraging comment. We so need to learn to lean into God more than anything else. Have a great weekend. Thanks for hosting. Blessings

  4. Here’s hoping…with you! I’m frequently on the curbs of life, or, sometimes on the telephone pole – but God goes with me. Blessings to you this day!

  5. What a wonderful reminder. I’ve had a day… a really awful day. I needed this reminder that when the rubber hits the road, my God is always there. Praise the Lord!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    1. Thanks Jennifer for stopping by and sharing your heart with us. I am sorry that you had a bad day and I pray that God will bless you as you rely on Him. Thank you for hosting. Blessings

  6. I couldn’t agree more, Friend.

    I wrote a devotion awhile back that I plan on posting soon that talks about how we may write strong, but we certainly have our times of weakness.

    May He continue to fill our cups to overflowing as we strive to live for Him, especially when the rubber hits the road.


  7. Sooo true! I actually sometimes find myself more about faith when I feel down because I need to remind myself about it. But then sometimes, I’m really just too weak to write about anything.

    1. I’m with you Lux, sometimes we just are too weak. I write about my issues and in writing them I am encouraged and uplifted. Then when people comment about their issues I don’t feel so isolated, what a blessing. Thank you for stopping by and for sharing with us. Blessings

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