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.
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.
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
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂