A Place of Grace
Thought of the Week
May 14, 2018
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Have A Piece Of Cake
Have you ever thought; “Why me? What did I do to deserve this?” "My children are so disrespectful!" "My finances are paycheck to paycheck and many times more bills than money to cover." "My boss is always fussing at me, can't seem to do anything right." "I think that God is mad at me and I am being punished!" Do you think God is watching you for the first mistake you make so He can strike you with some plague or have a disaster hit you? Not my heavenly Father!!!!!
Let me tell you, I have had some of those feelings at least once in my lifetime. While I was wallowing in the midst of my pity party, God spoke to me. “Why not you? Are you any better than My Son? Don’t you think He went through things He didn’t deserve?” Well, that sure put things into perspective for me. Sometimes the difficult things of life are hard to swallow but they make us stronger. We need to learn who God really is and how much He really does care for us. He will take all the difficult stuff and teach us, mold us, use those instances to grow us up in faith and make us stronger in Him.
Here is an example that may help you if you throw your own pity party, and an example of how Moms usually know just what to say to make things right. Celebrate her today!
A daughter was telling her mother how everything was going wrong. She said she was failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend was moving away.
Her mom was mixing up ingredients for a cake. Her mom asked her if she would like a snack. The daughter said, “Sure Mom, you know I love your cake.” “Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mom offered. “Oh Yuck!” says her daughter. “Well how about a couple of raw eggs.” “Disgusting Mom!”
“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe a bit of baking soda?” “ Mom, all that stuff is nasty, just disgusting!”
Her Mom finally says; “Yes, all those things seem disgusting all by themselves but when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake.”
“You know honey, God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would allow us to go through such bad and difficult times. But you know , God knows that when He puts these things all in His timing and His order, they always work out for good! No matter what we see, we just have to trust Him and eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
You know my friend; God is so in love with you. He sends you flowers every Spring and a beautiful sunrise every morning and a gorgeous sunset every evening. After the storm, you get a beautiful rainbow. He shows you innocence in the laughter of a baby.
Whenever you want to talk, He will always listen to you.
He is the God of the Universe and He chooses to live in your heart if you allow Him.
Life may not be the party we always hoped for but while we are here in this life, we ought to just dance, dance along with God. Sing a new song, a song of praise to God for all He has done. Psalm 113 Romans 8:28
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