Anticipating rain, I wear my enormous rain boots out onto the Gettysburg battlefields. I won’t dread the rain or flooding today! But it doesn’t rain; it’s sunny and hot, and I find myself disappointed.
I’m actually looking for deep puddles, sloshy ruts of mud, and soupy earth I might sink my boots into.
I march across a field with impenetrable protection. There’s nothing to fear with boots like these. As I think about returning home and marching onward into any uncertain or dangerous territory, I recall God’s protection: impenetrable and so strong we find ourselves disappointed when life seems too safe to need it.
Journal: Do you worry that life seems too safe sometimes?