Tuesday, October 10, 2017

If Only We Could Plan Our Colds – Bonita Y. McCoy

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1 (NIV).

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could plan our colds? The last week of October is open for me I’ll be sick then – But we can’t.

We can’t plan those interruptions in our daily lives. The unforeseen phone call, the emergency, the sick child.

We just can’t know what the future holds.

That is why we must anchor our lives in the one who does – God.

He knows all about the sick pet, blown tire, and…yep…the unplanned cold.
He is aware of all the unforeseen situations that pop-up as we go about our daily routines.

Nothing surprises God.

Let that soak in.

Nothing surprises God.

So, take comfort in the fact that God knew and that He is on your side.

Then ask Him to show you his purpose in those pesky interruptions of life. You may be the one surprised at how he is growing you and growing you closer to Himself.

Francesca Battistelli sings a song about the stuff God uses to trains us to depend on Him. Stuff like lost keys and speeding tickets. It’s the unknown, unforeseen aspects of life that shape and mold us.

Challenge: Find the silver lining in your daily interruptions, thanking God for them.