Ecclesiastes 3:11 ~ He has made everything beautiful in it's time.
When you go through a hard time of life, you can not always see the beauty from it. I have been thinking about my life and came up with all the hard things of life. I think of the hardest things has been the loss of family and dealing with each one different. My dad was a sudden death and no way to say good bye or I love you. My brother was cancer and doctor's had given him a certain time to live. My mom was old age and I watched her go through crazy stuff, plus somedays not knowing me.
WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU ~
Have you have things in life when you questions why God? I certainly have and now that I am older, I see the hand of God guiding my life through it all. I was talking to someone and it was mentioned had we not lost our house in Pinole, I would have never met you. Also pointed out was I might not have my grandchildren or the things I have today. So loss of somethings is gain of other things. It is room for thought and knowing that God can make the hardest things better. It becomes time to see what we do have in life and totally count blessings of a good life.
There are fires again in California and some are close. My daughter and son in law lost their house last year. Since that time, our family has compassion on people who loose it all. One of the greatest things you can do is give money to people who loose everything. That way they can go buy their needs and maybe some wants too. Think about this, one day you are sitting in your own chair, watching your own TV and holding your own remote control. This next moment your normal of home is gone. You are forced to live somewhere else without anything of your own. Some people only have the clothes on their backs and that's it. The other thing you can do is PRAY. Pray for great connects for people and a new place to live. Things we don't always think about when our normal is still normal.
God I will choose to praise you through my today of life. What ever that today might bring and a happy heart to feel your love. I'm so grateful for the people in my life and those I can count on. Somehow in the death of others, new beginnings and casting off negative thoughts, I find God remains the same. Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to good people. Life is full of a mixture of emotions, happenings and new beginnings daily. It is the view in which we see things that matter.
Romans 12 New International Version (NIV)A Living SacrificeTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I don't know why you had to go through this season of life, but God does. I can see the bad, but I can choose to see the good too. When it happens to you, you can find the stronger you inside of you. You will find you can make it through things better with the help of God. God gives us strength, courage and wisdom for the next steps of life. Nope, somethings are not fair, not just and we might cry a lot. Lean not to you own understanding my friends, but to God. I will just agree with you that somethings are not fair. Never look at anyone's life and wish you were them. You don't know their yesterdays or even behind the scenes of someone's life. Enjoy the life you have been given and keep making it better.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.