Monday, December 8, 2008

Peace in the Midst of the Storm

I mentioned yesterday taking a bit of time for myself. It helped.

But, as life would have it, today we are back to reality, at least the reality of this world.
It is hard to look around and see those we love suffering.

I know how much God loves us all, and that He can see the whole picture, and that He works all things out for good for His children.
I also know the word says that in this world we will have trials. We will suffer. So why should it surprise me when we do? Or maybe it's not that I'm surprised, but that I just get comfortable when things are going well. I sort of think it will always be that way. Or, really I don't think about it at all. I'm just busy enjoying the good life, and I'm grateful to Him for it.

So, when God is busy doing His thing to help us all grow, I don't much like it. So today I am fluctuating between sadness for my friends and family who are going through hard things, and a little upset that God isn't fixing it all according to how I think it should be. =0/

I know God understands how I feel, and His love for me doesn't change. He is a gracious and merciful God. Nothing we do or say changes His love for us, including how we respond to adversity, or others adversity.

Now I'm going to thank the Lord for who He is, and the good things in our lives. And I'll thank Him that He is with us in the middle of all life's other circumstances, and that He knows what He is doing. And I will try to trust Him.
I know it will help others have strength and peace , and will lift my heart too.

Thank you for letting me share with you.

Blessings on your day.

8 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Barb, It is hard sometimes to understand what god wants from us. But, we do have to trust him. Things are tough right now. And we've had our share of things not going our way recently. But, I turn it over to god. He has never let me down. And he never will.

And yet, Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We are all formed by your hand.
Isaiah 64:8 NLT

Peace be with you, my friend!
Hugs, Terrie

Chrissy said...

Hi !! Saw that you had come by, and I am glad you did, just off a 12 hour shift but I will be back soon!!

Chrissy said...

Hi !! Saw that you had come by, and I am glad you did, just off a 12 hour shift but I will be back soon!!

Lynne said...

I believe you were sent by my blog for a reason. Your post truly touched my heart...and helped more than you know.. I'm so glad you swung by..and if you swing back by..just click on the Romantic Living Magazine on the side bar and all the details are there for entering for the drawing for the picture.. and best of luck to you..hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Your post was especially touching today as we must remember our God is in charge...Every time I try to "control" things it always turns out a mess...;-) Bo

ksarra said...

Hi Barb, THANK YOU for stopping by my blog. Otherwise, I may never have found yours! I am anxious to read your thoughts, we seem to have a lot in common!

ksarra said...

PS I always like to remind myself that there is a PLAN already written for the universe, and thankfully, the AUTHOR of all GOOD has written the plan.

ann said...

BLESS YOUR HEART.I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL.I KEEP THINKING,I'M PLENTY SMART.DO I HAVE TO KEEP LEARNING?GUESS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I GUESS GOD DOESN'T THINK I'M SMART ENOUGH YET,HMM.
I AS A HUMAN BEING,AS MOST OF US DO, GET AGGRIVATED BECAUSE GOD GETS IN NO HURRY.I WANT IT KNOW.AND AS YOU KNOW HE DOES IT WHEN IT'S BEST.IF AT ALL.
WE'RE ALL JUST IN OUR CLASSROOM.GOOD LUCK DEAR.I'M SO GLAD YOU FOUND ME,NOW I'VE FOUND YOU...ANN