|Hershey loves when the girls visit him.|
Monday, February 11, 2013
Is Monday your favorite day of the week? Anyone? It seems like a lot of people don’t like Mondays. The weekend is over and stuff claims our time as we run from one activity to another. This Monday isn’t my favorite Monday.
Winter cold isn’t my favorite either. Even if the snow is pretty it requires freezing temperatures to keep it pretty. Freezing is not my favorite temperature. I won’t take a vote on winter though, because I know lots of people like the colder weather.
I might take a vote on mud, however. Unless we are playing at making mud pies, I’ll wager that I have some company on my opinion of walking in ankle deep squishy mud. Pass the clod-hoppers please.
But… if you think about it. What would a week be like without Monday? What would a year be like without winter? Would we give up the rain to be rid of the mud?
Life is full of cycles and seasons. Sometimes it is full of roller coasters. I’m not so much a fan of roller coasters either… I prefer something a little more predictable and something a lot slower.
That’s why this Monday isn’t my favorite. This week has been a roller coaster and I am still riding it. If you know my blog, you know my horse, Hershey. This week he has had some major physical problems that are life threatening. Morning he may seem better, noon he seems not so good, better later, down, up, down, up – and the final results are not in yet. He and I are still on the roller coaster.
But God does not let you ride life’s roller coaster alone.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Did you notice that God doesn’t promise to stop the roller coaster? He doesn’t say that I will get my way. He says “Come to Me. Tell me what you want and I will give you peace.” Not just peace, but “the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension” and that peace “shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Do I know what will happen to Hershey this week? No. My “job” isn’t to know. My “job” is to talk to the One Who does know, trust Him, and let Him fill me with His peace.
And, after all, winter is always the doorway to spring…
Resting in the Lord,Kathy