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And then God laughed…

Does it ever feel like just when you have it all together, God laughs?

That’s how I feel today.

After months of waiting to heal…

realizing things weren’t healing…

getting referrals to specialists…

and finally starting to get some answers…

I thought I might be able to get back to work in short order.

And then God laughed…

Obviously the problem was my brain, thinking I would be able to hop right back into work after a quick fix.  Of course, somewhere in that gray matter I knew better.

Life has done this before…I’ve had to do this before.

Life is going good…feeling good…and bam…time to back down and re-evaluate.

So today, my husband and I will do some thinking.  Look at our budget.  Try to come up with a new plan…and listen.

Listen for God’s plan.  I know He has one…sometimes it’s just awfully hard to wait for it to be revealed.

And so I pray…for patience.

And until I get patience, I pray for grace.

Boy do I need grace.

Remember that “type A personality”?  It likes to flare up once in a while…yesterday and today are no exceptions.  Hrmph.

Grace, Lord…I need grace and I need patience…and lots of it.

In the meantime, He puts before me some wonderful laugh filled moments that I need to cherish.  And maybe that’s the point.

Maybe I’m supposed to laugh with Him…and just enjoy the here and now.  And stop worrying about the future.

OK, God I hear you.

Thanks for the laugh…I needed it.

Patty O

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  1. Jan #

    Big things are in store for you … All in His time. We could all use a little grace and patience – that’s why He gave us 3 girls! We have been in “boot camp” – and now you are ready to graduate. Laugh and celebrate as your new plan unfolds.


    January 26, 2013
    • Jan, you made me cry. Thank you, once again, for the wise words. You are the best. And I look forward to many more fun adventures with you. Patty O


      January 26, 2013
  2. Is there something I could help you with? Seriously, is there? Let me know.


    January 26, 2013
    • Oh dear sweet Karla! Your girls gave me the biggest hugs last night at the basketball game – they are so sweet – just like their Momma! Let’s get together for a visit one of these days! I appreciate your friendship, I’m fine, really I am…but thank you all the same – I’ll take a hug the next time we see each other!


      January 26, 2013
  3. Patty O, just love this, my first read of your blog with “And God Laughted”. Well done! I like your personality and your relationship with God. I’ll fit right in with you, I think. . .Keep doing what you’re doing. I like it!


    January 26, 2013
  4. I think I know just how u feel, having returned to work myself, I now wish I hadn’t. All the rest and healing I had done has unravelled leaving me unwell and in pain again. If God has a plan for me, it must be perserverence!
    He HAS provided me with the most wonderful family to share my burdens.


    January 26, 2013
    • Dear Meg, along with your wonderful family, He has also provided you with a new friend. Maybe we can lift each other up when we need it! Perseverence – now that’s a trait I hadn’t thought of. I’ll have to mull that one over for a bit! Hang in there. Hugs.


      January 27, 2013
      • That’s lovely, and thank you! You’ve made me a bit teary, and here it is not even breakfast time. I welcome your friendship, hugs right back 🙂


        January 27, 2013

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