Passing Through

When I watch the news and see the awful weather situations others are in, I wonder how I would cope in such terrible circumstances. There but for the grace of God; for any of that could happen to us too.

Are there no good news stories?  If the TV stations went looking, they would find people thanking God for their miraculous escapes. So now let’s peruse our own life for a minute. Whatever your awful is right now, God is in charge of it. You can trust him to see you through and get you to where he wants you to be.

Just listen to this:

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2, NIV)

Prayer – God, thank you that your promises are always true and amen!! Amen

The New Normal

English author Rod Marshall sent me these soothing words of consolation.

“I just wanted to say that I feel your sorrow. It is normal, and it will become a familiar attendee at the table with you, even when you get used to it, bubbling up in the most unexpected places. What is now
normal is transient and will in time settle down to a new normality.

When God says that the two become one flesh, he means it. So now you are suffering with, a pardon the pun, a phantom limb. Your brain says that Ron should be there: but he is not.

The Grace of God overwhelms the temporary sorrow for those who suffer presently.

And I ponder these words often,because they are so comforting.