HE makes all things beautiful in HIS time.

I’m impatient.
I want everything in MY TIME.

I “think” I know what’s best (really—who am I kidding?)
This morning an old Maranatha Praise Song from the 80s started to ring in my head. (OK, I know, I’ve just dated myself) and I started to sing:… ‘In His time, He makes all things beautiful in His time. Lord please show me every day as you’re teaching me your ways, that you do just what you say in your time.”

In His time…. it’s so easy to look back and in retrospect see how God orchestrated the hardships, obstacles and frustrations to bring me to where I am. Yet when living through tough times, the prospect of a positive future seems so bleak and distant.

How many times did I wonder “Is God really there?” and how many days did I cry out begging for help?

  • The Lord was there during our previous 25 years of ministry living with no pension, or retirement yet always blessed with food and shelter.

  • The Lord was there when I needed to move 3 hours away from my husband and teenage daughters in order to care for parents with serious health declines.

  • And at the same time I was away from home, the Lord was there when both my daughters experienced separate life-altering injuries one ACL sports related and a traumatic brain injury.

  • AND, during this same time, my husband had to literally downsize (fire) himself as director of operations of ministry due to lack of funding (but he was now available to bring our daughters to individual therapy treatments and appointments).

I am who I am because of my Lord’s training, refining, and polishing.
I’m beginning to understand “He who began a good work….”
And that I am his masterpiece created for a special purpose.

Dear Sister, I feel your pain.
  • Maybe your marriage has dissolved.
Your “reliable” job has downsized you after 20 years with them.
  • Or the bills have piled up and foreclosure is imminent.
God is there and promises never to leave you or forsake you.
May I challenge you today to ask yourself

1. What can I learn from this challenge?
2. How can this be used to grow me more into the image of my Heavenly Father?
3. What can I be grateful for?

Dear sister, I would love to connect with you and hear what’s on your heart. I’ve been told I have a listening ear and I make a great pot of coffee.

Do not hesitate to reach out (in person or virtually).

My prayers and blessings are with you.