God didn't promise this would be easy.
Actually, He guaranteed it would be quite the opposite.
Things will get hard. And then sometimes things will get harder.
But through it all, if you look closely, you can see Him sending little love notes... a little laughter here. A little beauty there. He is there... walking with us, strengthening... carrying.
Such intense beauty...
Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork."
And such needed laughter...
Proverbs 17:22 "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine..."
When the road is long... look for beauty.
Stuck in traffic... Look for laughter.
When the road is hard to see... look for beauty.
When the wait is long... look for laughter.
(Waiting at the Visa office)
(Waiting on the roadside for paperwork at language school)
When the work piles up... look for beauty.
When the work is hard... look for laughter.
(Maybe this should actually be under "When the work piles up!" Ha!)
When it gets steep... look for beauty.
When it gets deep... look for laughter.
The question isn't, Will the monsoon rains of life come?
The question is, WHEN the rains come, will I trust God's sovereignty and love for me,
see the beauty, laugh out loud,
and learn to play in the rain?
Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
by Charity, Southern Asia