Monday, July 31, 2006


The bad thing about having an English degree is that I see symbolism all around me. Take this for example.

In my head when I woke up Sunday--Third Day song about praising God in the storm.
In Marriage Matters--we talk about loss of relationships (among other things)
At Elevation--we talk about why bad things happen to good people
In a parenting email--how to talk to your toddler about death
In a scripture email--No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NLT View in context

OK, so God could be trying to warn me about something...but it is making me totally paranoid. How do I not worry with all these signs staring at me?


At 12:04 PM, Blogger DenverSop said...

How do I not worry with all these signs staring at me?

Well, a wise woman recently referred me to Matthew 6:34. But I think it was verse 33 that really spoke to me:

"The thing you should want most is God's kingdom and doing what God wants. Then all these other things you need will be given to you."*

Recently, I wanted to know that I was safe & healthy more than I wanted God to be glorified. :-(

Matthew 7:11 was helpful to me, too:

"Even though you are bad, you know how to give good gifts to your children. So surely your heavenly father will give good things to those who ask Him."*

James 1:2-16 might come in handy, too.

I hope and pray that the connection you made between yesterday's events is nothing more than God teaching you not to fret. Even though we haven't reached tomorrow yet, God is already there making sure we're taken care of. :-)

Have a joyful day, Melissa!

* Scripture quoted from the International Children's Bible.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

Ah, how funny to see my own encouragement come back to me within days. Like I told you isn't easy to do. The might even be harder than dealing with it head on. We sure struggle with the unknown. We are blessed; we know the all-knowing One.


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