Why would I take a picture of a dead patch in an evergreen shrub? Oh, because hidden within the snaky, swirly ugly lines of dead, are designs with a capital D.
On the other hand, other designs may emerge (instead of a “mess”) if my camera gets shaken.
Life has its lush evergreen shades, but also its (seemingly) dead patches. And sometimes, I feel the wringing of a life-shake. Oh, the days when it seems to me I’m just a mess! Will anything at all go right, ever again?
My hopes die. My plans get thoroughly shaken. Today looks bleak, and thoughts of tomorrow scare me. Maybe I’m in despair, or at least deeply disappointed.
I’m so grateful that God is still the Very God of the Universe. Each day and each hour, I get to ask – yea, compel! -- myself to choose that his will is quietly working within me. His promises are true. His Word is true. So in the long run, he will bring forth intriguing, creative beautiful designs in me. (He says he will give me hope and a future with him!)
“For which cause we faint not… For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding weight of glory” (II Cor. 4:16, 17)
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