Sunday, April 15, 2012

Is Your Hut on Fire?~

We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. Romans 8:28

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhibited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

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But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost.

He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him.

"How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers.

"We saw your smoke signal," they replied.
~ Author Unknown

Blessings in disguise. During those times of life, when we can't see God's hand, we can most definitely trust His heart. Our God loves us and we can be assured that He is always at work in our life working ALL things for our good and His glory!

Heavenly Father,
When our dreams, our plans, the very things that we hold dearest to our heart, seemingly burn to the ground before our very eyes, lift our eyes up to once again focus on you. You never leave us. You never forsake us. You never forget us. You never fail us. You are lovingly working ALL things in our life for our good. Help us to keep believing, to keep trusting, to keep seeking your face. You are sovereign and we can trust you with our life. In Jesus' name, Amen~

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  1. I love that story, often we pray and we wait and we say 'God isn't answering' when perhaps he has but in a different way then what we were expecting.

  2. What a beautiful reminder, & one I truly needed to be reminded up this morning :) Thank you!

  3. I immediately thought oh the Lori Story song Blessings. Thank you for the reminder that our Lord knows better than I what I need!! Blessings!


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