Are there times in your life when you wonder why is this happening to me?
I have had several of these moments in the last few years - I have joked several times about writing a book about it. Titles could be Why Me?, Again God?, What's Could Happen Next? and the list goes on....
Instead of writing the book I have gone to my Bible ...Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I love this verse because God has proved it to me over and over.
Through each of the challenges that have come my way - I can honestly say that I know God has everything in control and trust him totally. It's not always easy but I do know that there is a reason for the everything that is happening in my life.
One example: My middle son came to me and told me that he and his girlfriend were expecting a baby - she wasn't out of high school yet - he was just barely! As you can imagine I was seeing a bunch of negative things coming out of this situation. Boy was I wrong - we have a beautiful granddaughter and have watched our son mature into a great daddy for her.
I now look at each of the challenges as a learning experience and watch for the blessings that come out of them.
I may someday write the book and you will see I how God has been there all the way!
How do you handle the tough times in your life?