I will face issues today that I could think are problems. I might have been tempted to call them problems. They would have bothered me like they are problems. I would have felt these situations are truly problematic.
But they aren’t.
Not in light of what others are facing today.
Life altering problems.
Problems that will still sting a month from now, a year from now, ten years from now.
Indeed, I’ll have hard things to face today. I’ll have things that make me sad today. I’ll have setbacks and interruptions and inconveniences I will deal with today. But not problems.
Oh that I would know the difference.
And when I come to the realization that what I have aren’t really problems… I can look at my hard things and see they aren’t so hard after all.
I can look at the things that make me sad today and determine to be a little less sad.
I can face setbacks without getting set back.
I can be interrupted and choose to look for God in the midst of it all.
Because I know what real problems are. And what I have aren’t those.
I think it’s good to know the difference between an inconvenience and a real problem.