Saturday, July 31, 2010

Like Sugar in our Tea!

Got this little devotional in my email. Thought I would share it here.


Like Sugar in our Tea!

by James Smith, "Comfort for the Christian"

"Your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things!"
Matthew 6:32


God will display His wisdom--in promoting the eternal welfare of all His children.
God's ways are not our ways.
They are always profoundly wise;
and His wisdom will in the end
stand conspicuous and glorious
n His paternal dealings with all of His children.


"For what son is not chastened by his father?" Hebrews 12:7
Beloved, if God is our Father--He will chastise us!
We need it!
We deserve it!
We shall have it!

But He will mix mercy with every affliction.
Like sugar in our tea--it sometimes lies at the bottom,
and needs stirring up!


But there is always mercy there!
A cup of unmixed wrath was put into the hands of Jesus
that such a cup might never be put into our hands!


There is sweetness, in the bitterest cup which our Father gives us!

Let us therefore look for the sugar--as we sip the bitter potion!

******

May we all sip our tea with gratitude especially in the most difficult of times.
It isn't easy to be thankful when things are rough.
We don't all go through the same things either,
but our God is with each of us
and knows our hearts, our hurts, our desires.
He knows our failings, and our successes.
He knows us and loves us as we are.

I can be up one day and down the next,
but God is forever the same,
holding and enfolding us in His tender loving care,
telling us all will be well.

May I keep my heart fixed on Him
as I walk my journey in this life.




4 comments:

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing this
comforting devotional today.
I enjoyed it very much as well
as some of the music on your
playlist, particularly The
Healing Stream.
Blessings,
Sandy

THE OLD GEEZER said...

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God Bless You ~Ron

Mrs. E said...

I think I'll have a cup of tea and think about all the goodness in my life!

Darcie said...

What a thought provoking post! We were reminded recently to try to see God's hand in the situation, because His hand is in every detail of our life...even the correction. Thanks for the reminder.

Just wanted to come over and say "hello". It's been a busy summer and just wanted to thank you for comments from time to time...I truly appreciate them. Hope you had a beautiful summer!