DIG OF THE DAY … It is when things go wrong, when the good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly. There is no such thing as belief without doubt or struggle.
Source: Daily Dig for August 24, Madeleine L’Engle, Two-Part Invention
Hebrews 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14 Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
What lessons is life teaching you today … the hard way?
Can you trace backwards from consequences to causes?
If you don’t like what you are reaping, you may wish to reconsider what you are sowing ….
Image: Wikimedia, Title: With the children on Sundays, through eye-gate, and ear-gate into the city of child-soulYear: 1911 (1910s)Authors: Stall, Sylvanus, 1847-1915