Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Father Knows Best

The coming year has been filled with uncountable, unsermountable, never ending joy. It's also been filled with some disappoint. I'm no candy coated Christian. Like my sister Sara, I will tell you how it is, and have on an occasion or two, asked or not.

About 6 months ago, I got knocked down a few pegs, and it was hard to get up, and it was certainly hard to let go of, and NUMEROUS times in the last 6 months, it's brought me to my knees, but I believe that Father knows best. Last week, I got knocked down a peg or 10. Super disappointed, down right angry. I wanted something so bad I could taste it, and it didn't come to pass and I only told a few people about it, and I must have been excited about the possiblility because they looked like I felt when I told them I didn't get it. And it was a look of pity. I cried. No one died, but it was still disappointing but not earth shattering. But I tried to shrug it off in front of everyone because I didn't want to be pitied.

I trust in God. In all ways. I might not like it, but He's got my back, front, and middle. He's got it all, and with that, if we trust, He brings a peace beyond all understanding. What can I say, I have a peace about it all. Not sure what the future holds, but Father knows best.

Phil 4:6-7 says 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1 comment:

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

You are so right. God has our backs and everything else. Just remember that no is not a sign that you are wrong for wanting what you want. It is either not His timing or He knows what's best for you even though it is hard on us. He loves you so very much...and with what little finite love I have...I love you too and I even appreciate you more than you could possibly know!