When Life Goes Awry

What do we do when life takes a different direction from our plan? What happens when everything we think to be true twists in another direction or is not in keeping with our plans or expectations?

Haven’t we all tried all kinds of ideas to get back on track? We scheme, we scream, we muddle, our way and puddle our tears. Nothing changes. I know. I’ve tried it all.

Only one thing stands the test of time and the trials of life.

So let’s give up our struggles and just hang on…to God and his son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

All God asks us to do is what he tells us to do; and if we will only do that, it is enough.

Provision? Provided.

I am in limbo with finances right now. You might not realize it but the passing of a spouse reorganizes everything,   including your income. I don’t know where I stand till next month when my new life takes over. I won’t say I am frantic, but I have been a little anxious as I wait.

Then I read my Hubby’s words from my own daily Devotional, Heartfelt, 366 devotions for common sense living. Here they are, posted on this morning’s Everydaychristian.com. (The rest of the story follows tomorrow.)

Lamentations- 3:22-23The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end: they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness (RSV).

by Ronald Wood

I wasn’t surprised when the boss told me that we’d be going to a four- day work week. Business was poor and an even slower winter season lay ahead. I sure was scared. I was 55; the economy was in a slump.  Everyone wanted to tell me about older men who were losing their jobs. I went home and told my wife. I reminded her that God was faithful and that He has never let us down. I think I convinced her but I was having a  hard time convincing myself! I was praying, but I feared what lay in store.

Monday provided less work than Friday. My day off was supposed to  be on Wednesday but I left by noon. I always find it harder to pretend to be busy than to actually be busy. I faced a future of three days pay
for the week. It would never cover our living expenses.

Having financial difficulties? No matter the problem, God has always been faithful and He will be so again today. Make a list of all the times God has met your need. Why would He change now?

Prayer: Lord, thanks. Today, we find it hard to see the bright side, but as always it is you. Remind us again of your past faithfulness to us. Amen