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In Tough Times….


Aug 14, 2017

A dear friend and colleague in missions taught me to ask this question of God, especially in times of calamity,

“What do You have for me in this?

What do You want me to LEARN?”

That perspective has seen me through many otherwise difficult situations…….

There is a bigger picture. God’s ways are so different from our ways, often beyond our understanding at the time….but He is much wiser and knows what is best!

So I pray:

Father God, I turn to You and I trust in You now for the wisdom I need to see beyond my immediate circumstances. I trust in Your goodness and faithfulness to see me through the many trials that life can throw at me, to guide me and teach me through each one of them.

You are my Rock and my Salvation. I rest in Your plan, Your purpose and Your direction for me and mine. Thank You for Your love and watch care over us. Your will be done in all things. Amen.

I love You…………….

Your child,

AJ ❤

10 comments on “In Tough Times….

  1. Romantic Ninja
    August 15, 2019

    “What do You want me to LEARN?”” Valuable perspective it is! It’s also reminiscent of Stoicism.
    “There is a bigger picture. God’s ways are so different from our ways” Can’t agree more though! 100%

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    • annj49
      August 15, 2019

      Thanks for checking out my post!
      I enjoyed my visit to your site!!!!

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      • Romantic Ninja
        August 15, 2019

        You’re most welcome! Thanks for your visit as well! If I read correctly you’re “retired?” As long as you never retire the blogging hey!

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        • annj49
          August 15, 2019

          I am long retired now but writing is something I just do…….I can’t help it 😉

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    • annj49
      August 15, 2019

      As for Stoicism…… hmmmm! Apparently that involves
      “the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint”
      amongst other things…..

      I believe to the contrary that it’s ok to express your feelings and I often do that AND complain BEFORE I remember to pray! 😉
      God knows our frame and our weaknesses and is so gracious despite them…..

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      • Romantic Ninja
        August 15, 2019

        Stoics are often misunderstood, as per your post they often ask “what can we learn?” I guess even Jonah had to endure his Stoic moment when he cursed the tree and was told that he still needed to learn and understand? Am I pulling it out of proportion a bit? 😉

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        • annj49
          August 15, 2019

          No, I don’t think so…..
          Thank you for the interesting perspective!
          Nobody ever gets it all right. Must be because we are human and not God…… 😉

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        • annj49
          August 15, 2019

          G’night from this night owl….
          The elderly must get to bed!
          (sometime…….)
          Tomorrow comes earlier than I want it to 😉

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          • Romantic Ninja
            August 15, 2019

            Sleep well! Tomorrow (always) comes earlier … hahaha True!

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  2. dettinger47
    August 15, 2019

    Amen, Ann.

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