We have many seasons in our life. Sometimes everything seems right (although those times seem brief), then other times everything seems to go wrong. That's where I am right now. I apologize b/c this post is not a well thought out one; more it is a pouring out of the discouragement that I feel inside. Our refrigeration is slowly dying, our washing machine won't work properly, my computer keeps freezing, our oven is not heating properly.......I could go on and on. I am sure many of you could also. There is more broken than there is money to fix it, more to do than there is time to do it. I keep reminding myself, this too shall pass. I keep trying to focus on God and glorifying Him in the storm so that when I pass through I will know I have pleased Him. Interestingly as I was looking for a suitable picture I came across this photo I took last summer. I passed it by b/c I just didn't think a butterfly was suitable for the gloom and doom I feel inside. But, then I thought, no it is quite suitable. I imagine it got pretty dark waiting around in that cocoon!
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.