January 31, 2020
There is something inspiring about listening to someone tell their life story and their spiritual journey. Sunday, we had the privilege of listening Tony DeWeese’s testimony and it was remarkable.
Many things stood out to me during Tony’s testimony. Tony shared how he encountered many high’s and low’s through his life journey. Just when he thought his life was going well, or better, another roadblock would get thrown his way. For Tony, his roadblocks were extremely personal, and many had a huge impact on his family.
Through all the ebbs and flows, though, Tony continued his journey of faith. It wasn’t easy and at times and it seemed like he would never get to his destination or goal, but the one constant Tony could rely on was God who was always available to be called on.
How many times do we find ourselves in dire straights and situations that seem hopeless? We are reminded in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 we are all in a race and all competing for a prize; runners run the race to get a crown that does not last, but we (Christians) do it to get a crown that lasts forever.
God does not promise us we won’t have hardships or pain. In fact, we know just the opposite. As followers of Christ, we will experience many things which can cause us to question our faith. The advantage we have is we don’t have to struggle with these burdens alone. The great promise we do have from God is He will always be there with us as we go through the struggles. He is our great Father, our wise counsel, and considers us His most blessed creation. When all else fails, He will not dessert us.
Trust in the promise God has given us; the provision provided to help us on our journey in life. Remember to call on God through the Holy Spirit and you will find comfort during all the pain that comes your way!
Tony DeWeese - January 26, 2020
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Joe and his wife Susan live in Marshfield along with their daughter Caroline who attends Marshfield High
School; they also have two adult children, Brendan (wife Jesica, son Silas), and Kellan (wife Hannah). Joe is a
manager at Jack Henry & Associates, and enjoys baseball, genealogy, and walking in his spare time. His
favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”