Jesus never promised our Christian life would be a cake walk. He also never promised to be or provide a political savior. So why are we Christians continually looking for our president to be our savior when Jesus is?
Our God is a God of miracles. Our God is a God of fulfilled promises. Our God provides and follows through.
But sometimes the greatest victory is letting go. So too, good deaths allow the body to peacefully shut down instead of violently attempting to pump life back into a lifeless body.
Here's a cold, hard truth about the Christian life that most Christians avoid talking about: Sometimes God has us weather storms seemingly alone.
Any wise person with intimate experience of risk knows any risk takes faith, but risk done in wisdom also takes knowledge.
But I think Judas and Peter had similar hearts, fallible human hearts like ours. I think the same doubts that plagued Peter were the same doubts that prevented Judas from coming back to Jesus and the other disciples. I think the same faith that caused Judas to return the money in repentance was the same faith that propelled Peter to weep bitterly and then wait in hope with the other disciples.