Every day there is something to be thankful for, something that we can see and appreciate the beauty of, or that we can take some enjoyment in, or something that we can realize that, this. is. grace....
Sometimes I am really good at this. Sometimes though, I really stink at it.
On Easter we had a hardship hit us, and it shook me pretty hard. I know God is with us. I know He will see us through things, because I know His ways are best.
But sometimes, I don't do what I need to do.
I got scared, upset, and even a little angry.
Sigh.... will I ever learn?
I knew each day through His word He was telling me, "I can be trusted."
I've got a big head and a thick skull, and even when I *KNOW* sometimes I struggle.
As the Lord began to quieten my worried heart, I began to see.
Seeing those sweet mercies. Those tender graces ALL AROUND.
New life. New opportunities. New experiences. Renewed hope.
I've used the adage here more than once before.
Use it up
Wear it out
Make it do
So much we can do with what we already have, if we just take the time, energy, effort... to make it happen.
Maybe you are dealing with something too, something that gave you an eye-opener. Don't be a blockhead like me. Allow the Lord to use the experience and show you His mercies and His grace.
And then open your eyes and see all the beauty that surrounds you.
All the glories of His creation!