The older I get, the more I see a peculiar dichotomy.
Life becomes more and more complicated, because:
Pat answers don’t fit anymore.
People are more complex than I’d ever imagined.
Situations are more tangled than I could even believe possible.
Yet life also becomes more and more simple, because as my understanding of God expands, I see that:
His knowledge is deeper than all the pat answers in the world – he is Wisdom.
His salvation extends to every soul in need – he is Love.
His power is sovereign over all the mess we make of our lives – he is Grace.
Perhaps a part of maturity is to come to the realization that life will never be easy – but that as we trust God more and more, it can become simple again.