I remember a quote from Erma Bombeck. You’ll remember her from the seventies. She said, “If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I aways in the pits?” A lot of us can relate. That’s what made Mrs. Bombeck so popular. She was famous for her witty way of stating the obvious.
God is famous for stating the not-so-obvious. It is He, Jehovah God, our father, who through the Holy Spirit, inspired Paul to write, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.
Unfortunately, that verse does not not mean that everything that happens to us is good. Quite the contrary. It doesn’t even mean that all things work together for good for everyone. It means He uses whatever the circumstances are to work for those who love Him, the ones He called for His purpose.
So, we have to trust Him even when we don’t feel like it, even when we cannot see any way that He can make things good. Trust, it all comes down to trusting Him and being patient for His perfect will and His perfect timing.
So, next time I’m pitting cherries again, I’ll remember that He is Good all the time, not just when we’re eating the cherry jam.
Trust and Obey for there’s no other way…to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
May I suggest?
“With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
The past has shriveled and buried deep,
All yesterdays. There let them sleep.
Nor seek to summon back one ghost
Of that innumerable host.
Concern yourself with but to-day,
Woo it, and teach it to obey
Your will and wish. Since time began
To-day has been the friend of man;
But in his blindness and his sorrow
He looks to yesterday and to-morrow.”
Have a wonderful today!
*From the Character Classic Tiger and Tom, ISBN 1881545083
May God bless you as you draw close to Him.
May you feel God’s Holy Spirit with you, and may your heart be tuned in to His voice.
May you develop an insatiable desire to know Jesus better by reading The Word.
May you walk in divine health and peace.
It’s time to trust God.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Bridal shower and wedding season is upon us. Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit awkward when you gave or received a duplicate gift? Do you ever find yourself wondering what gift to give the bride—especially if this is the sixth wedding or shower you’ve attended this summer?
I’ve got some terrific ideas for the bride that will be appreciated, enjoyed, and no one else will duplicate! Remember… she’s a bride for a day and a wife for life!
It was a peaceful Christmas weekend.
I’d like to take it easy for a couple of days.
When you’re a wife and mother, that’s not easy.
My family seems to make more mess at Christmastime than most any other time of year.
First there will be straightening and finding places for new things as well as a few returns to make. Then cleaning, homeschool planning, thrifty efforts and real estate investment
must take center stage!
The New Year is coming!
God bless you all.
Thank you all for encouraging me relentlessly
during a very long and difficult 2016.
~smile~I thank God He was there to help me through it all.
He will be there to help me through 2017, too, whatever it brings.
What about you?
Have you given your life to Jesus Christ?
“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in struggle.”
He’s proven Himself true over and over in my life.
Make Jesus Christ Lord of your life.
He’s the best new year’s resolution I ever made.
…doing what I can with what I’ve got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!