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Sunday, August 29, 2010

a blessing

"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord." (Job 1:21b)

In this morning's devotional by Dietrich Bonhoeffer quoted another source saying, "I am too proud to think of myself as unfortunate. Just grit your teeth, and let the boat go where wind and waves want to take it. It is enough that I not want to upset it myself!"

This morning too my husband and I got frustrated and a little testy with each other. The relationship is repaired now, but the disenchantment for the moment really didn't need to be there. There really was no good reason. All these thoughts swirling in our heads and they came out wrong. And then we got upset. Oh Satan was enjoying that I bet. And God was disappointed in His children.

If only we could think ahead and be a blessing to the Lord as He is to us rain or shine, in sickness and in health, always, no matter what comes or doesn't come our way.

Addendum: I got to thinking about this some more Monday morning, and thought ... we shouldn't give in to life, whatever comes along or doesn't. Our focus should be on the Lord, not the world.  We should give in to the Lord. What He brings, He will bring us through as well when we are with Him. So when He brings us to a place of pain or panic,  anywhere He brings us, we should grit our teeth and go His way. We will be better off for it.

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6