Yesterday, I forgot about the dusting, the stacks of laundry, my suitcase which still isn't unpacked from grandchildren visits and the recipes I want to cook and I headed off to sit and laugh with good friends in my hometown. There was so much refreshment in being with women my age who are honest enough to say, "Life isn't perfect."
My 91 year old father gave one of our sons a bit of wisdom a few weeks ago. His quote,
"Life is full of circumstances we have to see our way through." Amen!
Life often dishes up the unexpected. One friend shared how she had forgotten to get the mail the Saturday before Mother's Day, so on the way to church she grabbed the mail. In the box was a card from her son, who now lives in another state. She stuck the card in her purse and waited for a quiet moment during church to open it and be touched by a sweet message of love from her son.
Opening the card, it began to play OUTLOUD..."Mama said there'd be days like this!"
Don't you love it!
We don't know what the next day holds, but we can know the One who holds the next day in His hand!
May these verses speak to our hearts as we work our way through the circumstances of today.
The Lord knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile. Psalm 94:11
For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11
Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come? Ecclesiastes 8:7
Within the past six hours two young mothers have walked through my door facing what most would see as devastating situations. Life has dealt them circumstances that their mamas probably never told them were possible. Right now it is hard to imagine what God's thoughts or plans are allowing these things to happen, but we talked about learning to be content whatever the circumstances and believing God can work all things for God for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.
May we trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding!