“What the #*^%&#^$&$^$!! Happened!?!?” ?
Sunday, November 26, 2023
The Lake Sings The Morning In!
Another Gift From God,
The Lord is good, a stronghold on a day of trouble; he protects those who take refuge in him,
Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.
Words of Grace For Today
All of us have asked for things to be a bit better,
or a lot better.
turns out to be better,
especially if we get exactly what we’ve asked for!
hears our pleas, our cries, our wailings, our dreams, or requests,
God most often only gives us what we need
offer life abundant to others.
So much for getting
it to be a little bit better for ourselves.
So we could say, following Jesus really is a bummer, right?!
What God provides that we seldom ask for is
everything we need to live life abundantly.
It is certainly so that living with everything hunky doory and with an abundance of what the world would have us chase after, is not
God’s life abundant
that we receive.
we receive hope, the ability to love and be loved, the ability to be kind and honest, the ability to give
to the most needy
what they desperately need.
And then God gives us the ability to say thanks and enter each day
confessing our sins, and relying wholly on God to bring us to do good things for others.
Or, when God does not give us exactly what we asked for (that would be so bad for us) we can pretend to be astounded and selfishly ask,
“What the #*^%&#^$&$^$!! Happened!?!?