Entrance to Brasstown Ball Visitors Center, the tallest peak in GA, close to Young Harris Photo by Randy LeBlanc, 11/2018
“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. His mercy endures.” Psalm 107:1
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year, but not just for the reminder to be grateful. I truly am thankful all year long. How could I not be? My life and my family are so very blessed.
Have I lived a perfect life? No. Of course not. Does anyone have a perfect life? We’ve had our share of disappointments through the years. But I’ve discovered disappointments can draw one closer to God, prove His faithfulness in all things, and grow my faith. Experiencing God’s faithfulness in disappointing situations gave me increased strength, stamina, and courage the next time my situation called for those characteristics.
The working title of my WIP (work in progress) is “Just About Perfect.” I chose that because even though we may glance at someone and think they “have it all together,” if we looked closer, perhaps we’d find layers of hurt, secrets, lies, heartache, fear, and maybe even guilt lying underneath the facade of perfectionism. Trusting God in both the good and the bad allows one to work through and overcome the disappointments in life.
In times of distress Romans 8:28 reminds me God is on his throne and is working even in this circumstance.
How have you experienced good coming from hard circumstances? Leave a comment.