Sometimes, it's the little things that make such a huge difference. I have discovered, remarkably, that I find it easier to trust the Lord when things are terrible than when something minor isn't just right. Yet, God is good, and present, in every situation, whether big or small. And, I think, we're much more likely to forget to give Him the credit when it's something minor. Like this one day...In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33b
Almost exactly a year ago, I wasn't the cheery, optimistic person many of you know me to be - at least on this one particular day. It had been a lousy morning. I was anticipating some pretty bad news. What news? I have no idea anymore (so it obviously wasn't anything life-changing). The kids had been grumpy. The internet was slow. I was a grouch. I was depressed.
I headed to my son's fourth grade class to help the kids edit/proofread some "Snowman stories" they had written. This was my favorite volunteer "job." But still, thinking about it scarcely lightened my mood.
But then I walked in the room, and Mrs. Maxted handed me something. She had no idea it was just the "feathers and fluff" that I needed on this grumpy day.
I used that pen for months, and every time, it brought a grin to my face. Mrs. Maxted - and the Lord - helped me get out of my silly funk. He is SO good!
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Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength