Running with horses or struggling at the back of the pack?

Week beginning: 25th February, 2018 | By Brent Haywood | Edinburgh

Righteous are you, O LORD,
when I complain to you;
yet I would plead my case before you.
Why does the way of the wicked prosper?
Why do all who are treacherous thrive?
You plant them, and they take root;
they grow and produce fruit;
you are near in their mouth
and far from their heart.
But you, O LORD, know me;
you see me, and test my heart toward you.
Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
and set them apart for the day of slaughter.
"If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you,
how will you compete with horses?
And if in a safe land you are so trusting,
what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?"

Jeremiah 12:1-3 & 5 (ESV)

I think I have developed a bad habit. When commuting home from work I've taken to catching up on the news with the BBC radio app. Maybe it is just a season, but the news is rarely all that encouraging. My bad habit is not listening to the news; it is

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