If you have seen the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, you know that toward the beginning of the movie there is a scene where the three main characters interact with an elderly blind man who states a prophecy regarding their seeking of a fortune, a treasure, and all that they will face to find that which they seek.
In the prophecy, the old man refers to, “ob-stackles” they will have to overcome.
Of course, we would know the word as obstacles.
Which we all face.
At different times, at different levels.
Yet, there they are, right in the middle of our path.
Your obstacle may be a person.
It may be a parent, sibling, a spouse, even yourself.
It may be finding your purpose for your life.
It may be any number of things.
But in the end, that which you seek, is fraught with peril, challenges, twists and turns.
Nothing worth finding is the same as not worth fighting for.
You will find, at times in your life, some days, some weeks, even some years filled with these “ob-stackles”.
Your heart may grow weary at times.
It is then that you persevere.
God will see you through it.
He is an “ob-stackle” overcoming kind of God.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us — they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.” Romans 5:3-5 (TLB)