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Mark 9:43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.
If we are committed to listening to scripture for God’s word for us—day by day—our only option is to press on and wrestle with the tough stuff. Let the details settle and see what thoughts remain, what questions float to the top of our minds. God is in all of it—lovely and unlovely.
MOVING FORWARD: What negative aspects of your life might you need to cut off, metaphorically speaking?