Friday, May 10, 2013
Oh, how we only want to see the good times and shut our eyes to the bad times. They both work together for our good. Either way, they revive something inside of us that we've overlooked or taken for granted.
'Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.'
My friend said that although she hates that I've been sick all week, that she thinks my blog writings have been better. Yes, my down week has provided me with more time for food for thought. Isn't that where God wants our minds to be....on Him, not the world. 'Be still and know that I'm your God' takes alot of patience and surrendering. Knowing 'this too shall pass' keeps you in the race and pushes you to the finish line.
The hardships of today point us to our need for a Savior and the good times remind us of our Provider. 'All things work together for good for those who love the Lord.' Be thankful in all circumstances for the purpose may go unseen to you but it is still there being fulfilled.