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Harsh conditions make trusting God challenging

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With recent weather in the greater Cincinnati area, residents are struggling with the diminished traction. Snow and ice, especially in the Cincinnati area, present problems for people trying to get from point A to point B. Slick roads cause people to trust the roadways a little less. Snowy weather tends to make visibility low. With unreliable footing and the struggle to see through the snow-fall, Cincinnati residents are taking their time when traveling and, in general, traveling the roads a little less than normal.

Hazardous conditions, like snow and ice, have a tendency to make people much more cautious and worried about being out on the roads. Likewise, spiritual challenges tend to make Christians more hesitant about traveling the path that God has laid before them. Instead of focusing on Christ and what lies ahead on the road he’s designed, Christians in spiritually snowy and icy conditions struggle to travel the road God has marked for them.

In Psalm 16:11, the Psalmist wrote, “You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forever more.” The paths of life that Christ asks his followers in Cincinnati to walk can sometimes be very stressful. However, God told his people, “‘Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go’” (Joshua 1:9). For Cincinnati Christians, trusting God and remembering that he is there can be a daily struggle while walking the path of life he has marked out; however, God has promised to be there at every moment, turn, twist and stop along the way. The road God has his people in Cincinnati walking may be difficult now, but at his right hand are unspeakable joys and his presence is always there for those who need him in troubled times.

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