This is how I felt yesterday when I received news of a dark cloud in my life that had just been hanging around for months.This cloud had robbed me of joy and was ever present. My mind would be filled each day with this. All I could do was to hand it over to the Lord and pray. Finally I am released from this cloud but not in the way I had prayed for.
Today I am sitting and reflecting and my focus is on my blessings. Trying to keep everything in perspective. He knows best and He has a plan for me. As hard as this is I have to keep my faith. The Lord is still testing me and helping me to grow. I was thinking today that the outcome of my surgery some months ago could have been so much worse. I could have been diagnosed with the cancer the blood tests and scans suggested I had. Praise God He saved me and everything was normal! How I have thanked and given all the praise and glory to Him each day!! So this trial pales by comparison.
I am reminded of a bible verse as I write today:
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,saith the Lord,thoughts of peace,and not of evil,to give you an unexpected end"
So here I see that my plans are not the Lord's plans and I must put my trust and faith in Him.
And a favourite bible verse of mine:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart,and lean not unto thy own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,and He shall direct thy paths"
Proverbs 3 5:6
How I love these two verses and have clung to them so many times and I will again.
I would like to share a photo of leaves on a tree in the Fall just changing colours as a new Season arrives. I am reminded that this is a new season for me right now and Seasons change.