Today id Tuesday Teatime...I made myself a nice cup of hot Harvest Blend Tea from Trader Joe's. Today is chilly and raining...Perfect for a hot cup of tea! I am also pondering on being Thankful. Not only because it is Thanksgiving this week...But Thankful everyday for everything and being thankful in all circumstances even if it doesn't seem your life is going the way you plan. So many times I have tried to lean on my own plans and get a wake up call that this isn't even my plan...It is God's plan.
Life is not always going to be easy, carefree or go our way...We are deceiving ourselves if we think it is. Yes, we make choices and make decisions for ourselves but we cannot control the ultimate end and outcome of our decisions and choices. We certainly can't see the future. But we can make it the best we can and live with deal with the consequences and be thankful for all circumstances, weather in our favor or not. Yes, even the hard things we endure...Be grateful for the good and the bad. We learn from it all...Having faith helps tremendously when you can be bold enough to say.
"Lord I trust whatever your will is for me and my life through all the good and bad, you have my back and are in complete control"
It's hard to give up those thoughts that we don't need God, because you think you are in control. But really giving it to Him...helps unload the burdens we carry. It is hard going through the hard stuff...When things don't go as planned, someone you love passes, someone you thought you trusted stabs you in the back, people don't always have your back or see things in your best interest. But you and I can get through it...How? By trusting God.
We may not know or see the clear picture and that is ok. To trust someone fully is scary. Perhaps you have lost all confidence in the fellow man or people you know, even family or church members...Maybe it is your pride. It's ok to be bare and raw before your Maker. Find the strength to walk this life with Him...You will never be alone. There will always be good days and bad days for the remainder of our days. We suffer just as Christ suffered. Yet, we can persevere and try to conquer Satan's grip with God near us. Be thankful for your life, be thankful for the trials. We learn from it all and it helps equip us for the future...It equips us to find true, believing faith in God who loves us. It will not be an easy road here. We were not promised that. It is not up to us...It is in God's hands. He will get us through..Until the day comes where He will take us to our forever home.
Yes, even as a Christian. I struggle with trust and I have a hard time "humanly" to give up my thinking that I have to go it alone. When hurt comes to me or my loved ones way, I am crushed by those who have broken my spirit. But I have to keep telling myself to trust in my Lord...Who has our back..And will work it out for our good and for His glory. I pray, you too will trust in Him...And be thankful in all circumstances!
Love, The Freckled Farmgirl