Grievous Losses

Yesterday, blue skies, cooler air, and sunshine reigned after days of oppressive grayness. Everywhere I looked, I saw refreshment, and order.

Not so, for Floridians or Carolinians.

Not so for dear ones battling diseases, losses, and personal demons.

The book of Proverbs has been better than a GPS, guiding to higher ground in uncertain times. See Proverbs 30, paraphrased by Eugene Peterson in The Message:

The believer replied [to the skeptic], “Every promise of God proves true;
    He protects everyone who runs to him for help.
So don’t second-guess him;
    He might take you to task and show up your lies.”

Reading this book again, I have put my name in place of My Son. I hope I pay better attention, because being old doesn’t mean I understand how things work.  And second-guessing God gets me nowhere.

God seems awfully far away until you believe in the Incarnation ~ Toni Wright

Grateful and grieving, just for today I know:

  1. Breathing space is a rare jewel making simple blessings priceless.
  2. Human beings who help each other are more impressive than royalty.
  3. Friends who are faithful in prayer are treasures.

In Grievous Times, Or Not

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