Trials and Gifts

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not our circumstances.” Martha Washington.

I read this quote recently. It sort of fits where I am today. Yet another trying event is taking place in our family. I’m beginning to feel like an Egyptian with the many plaques.

This newest trial is mostly a bit of an expense and a little more than a bit of inconvenience. Either way I am not a happy camper.

In church this morning the phrase was used about following God’s plan instead of our own. I am willing to put mine aside and am actively pursuing a different path. We’ll see. It would be nice if each phase of life, whether trial or joy came with a set of instructions and step by step illustrations, however, I usually can’t seem to follow those either.

That’s life, I guess and I can’t help to make comparisons. I look at times, on those who repeatedly get handed one blessing after another…or so it appears.

I then look at those who are obviously going through way worse than I have ever been through and I am once again thankful, as I lift those less fortunate in prayer.

No matter where you find yourself today, I hope you heed the words of Martha Washington, and faithfully wait to see how God can bring good out of the adversity you face.

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