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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, July 21, 2013

trials can be a blessing

I like to call them bumps in the road.  It just sounds... nicer.
I'm referring to trials.  troubles.  The things that make us worry, fret and call out to God for help.

They are a nightmare.  

We're supposed to praise the Lord for times of trial?
Why would we ever do that??

I want to let you in on a secret.  I'm currently experiencing the worst trials of my life.
Crying in the shower, bawling my heart out on the phone to my Mom kind of trials.
Begging the Lord for guidance. all. the. time.

It's not pretty.

But I realized something.  God cares.  Really, truly and deeply.  He adores me and knows my heart. He also knew I was happily coasting life's road as a good person.

He wanted more from me.  Being good is not enough, dear friends.

God wants my heart- and yours.  He puts us through trials so when the rough times happen- and they will- we'll be strong enough to get through them.

My trials are not easy and I'm sure yours aren't either.  Please call out to the Lord- He's waiting!  He'll hold you in the palm of His hand, if you just ask.  I know as He's held me there many times.

You'll be in good company.


Tristan said...

so true!

Lindsay-ann said...

Oh Lori, we are both going through our own life changing troubles right now. I wish I could be a real friend to you instead of someone at the other end of the computer cable! I hope that things have improved for you since you posted this. I will continue to pray for you. Lindsay x PS Jeff's steps are looking great, can I borrow him to get the manse sorted! LOL.