Instant Gratification













We complain about the cross we bear but don' t realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road ahead that God can see and we can't.

Whatever your cross, whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain.
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God's always ready, to answer your call.
He knows every heartache, He sees every tear,
a word from His lips, can calm every fear.
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, by dawn's early light.
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
to give you His grace, and send you His love.

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

Someone sent me an email this week that contained the pictures and the poem above. I thought it was too good not to share. I've been reminded so much lately that God never promised my cross wouldn't be heavy, but He has promised me the victory and that I would not walk alone. I hope this makes you stop and think, and cause your lips to praise Him even if you are in the valley or in the midst of a raging storm. You are not alone.

11 sweet friends had to say...:

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word Tracey!!!! This was excellent. A great reminder! Thank you!

Hugs!
Kat

Musicaljean said...

That picture story is exactly the one that one of my coworkers shared in staff devotions the week I was helping Ray through the painful realization that he most likely would get sent far away from Thyda. I tried to explain it to him over the phone. But then God came through in a big way for him anyway. But it is so true. So much of what we've carried and experienced already in our lives is what equips us for the next hard thing we face.

Penless Thoughts said...

Had seen this some months ago. Glad you posted it to remind us again of the trouble we can get into when we come up with our "solutions?"!!!!
Susan

Cherdecor said...

Wow! Tracey that is a good post and I also liked the slant that penless thoughts said about coming up with our own solutions. That was good too!

Dianne said...

I got that as an e-mail a while back too...definitely food for thought...

Tonja said...

4You're preaching to me, sister. This is full of truth! It spoke to my heart! Thanks!

violetlady said...

Thank you, Tracey. I needed this right now.

By the way, I am in the process of leaving an award for you at my blog.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a great visual, Tracey! thank you for that sweet reminder of how good God is ALL the time, even in the bad circumstances of life. I've been there!

xo,
Rhoda

Jungle Mom said...

What a lovely presentation and so easily understandable.

Deedra said...

Wow. Such a powerful illustration! This post spoke so vividly to me tonight! Thank you for sharing it.

MorningSong said...

What a great post!! I love this! So true - we want to edit our cross not knowing it's power in full scale! The usefulness for later is not always our first thought. Our current comfort often trumps our purpose down the road!!

Blessings (and hi)!!

 
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