We can easily forget what blessings we actually have… we take them for granted. If all of our possessions were taken away, we would certainly look at life with a new perspective, realizing how much we really had…now that it’s gone. The good goes with the bad. Just when we are doing good and blessed with abundance, something difficult is thrown in our path. Why? Why did this happen to me?... we ask. It is all part of the evenness that God has chosen for our lives. A balance of stability least we forget Who has given us what we have and Who is carrying us through each rainstorm in life. Make sure you find shelter in the One who calms the storm. ...
When terrible things happen to us it is so easy to get angry at God and say "How could you let this happen to me!?" Terrible things happen to people all the time. If we look at life through eyes that are not our own and learn to give up the rights we think we deserve, then our response can be pure and blameless. The only thing we’re guaranteed in life is that God will always be here for us. We all remember the old saying "The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away…" Let us all pray this prayer:
"Dear Lord, next time you take something away from me, instead of me being bitter help me to praise you and be grateful for the time you allowed me to have it. We don't realize how much we have until we don't have it anymore. Thank you for all the many blessings you have showered us with and the many storms you have carried us through…Amen."
God knows the importance of balance; that is, the importance of having both blessings and difficulties. We cannot have one without the other. We should not become too comfortable with what we have, because when we forget that the things we have are a blessing from God and when we start to assume that they are guaranteed possessions, it is quite possible that God will take them away from us in order to teach us that we need both blessings and difficulties, because one without the other is neither.
What I’m likin’ today~
The 3-4 inches of rain we got
Pink painted toes
Photography as art
A date with the hubby
Sharing with the families in the NICU
Lobster and Crab stuffed mushrooms ~swoon
Have a wonderful week...
Do not neglect to do good and to share with others,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Sources: Christnotes and Teens4God