"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oh, But It Is Painful!

Are you going through some trials that seem endless? I feel your pain. This post is dedicated to you.  Don't loose hope my friend because God loves you and has a plan for you.

"God not only loves you very much but also has put His hand on you for something special."

1 Thessalonians 1:4  (The Message)


I have added a paragraph below of a story from a devotion on Micca's blog at http://www.miccacampbell.com/  (September 29, 2009 entitled "The Positive Side of Suffering") You may want to stop by and read her entire devo.


This story will touch you and remind you of how much you are loved by your Heavenly Father and Creator:

A little piece of wood once complained bitterly because its owner kept whittling away at it, cutting it, and filling it with holes, but the one who was cutting it so persistently paid no attention to its complaining. He was making a flute out of that piece of ebony, and he was too wise to cease from doing so, even though the wood complained bitterly. He seemed to say, “little piece of wood, without these holes, and all this cutting, you would be a black stick for ever—just a useless piece of ebony. What I am doing now may make you think that I am destroying you, but, instead, I will change you into a flute, and your sweet music will charm souls and comfort many a sorrowing heart. My cutting you is the making of you, for only thus can you be a blessing in the world.”

Oh, I think I can hear your sweet music.. It is beautiful!


Heart2Heart said...

Lee Ann,

What a beautiful post and perfect for so many hurting souls in this world right now! We just need to trust that whatever we are going through right now, God will bring us through to the other side.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hi Lee Ann,
So sorry to hear about your similar struggles. Times are definitely hard right now. May the God of peace surround you, protect and provide for you. He is the Jehovah Jirah- my provider, His grace is sufficent for you! Sending some prayers your way.