Thursday, March 4, 2010

Making Lemonade

I just love the saying; "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" I must admit, I don't always feel like making lemonade though. Today was another one of those days where I had to decide, am I going to trust God and make some good lemonade or am I going to crumble under the weight of disappointment. Mark was offered a great job this week, then at the last minute, they decided to not go through with the deal and keep things like they have been running. When he called to tell me I could hear the disappointment in his voice. Like most, we were very disappointed, but then we quickly decided together to make lemonade and continue to trust Him. The past 8 months have been tough, but our life is in His hands and whatever He decides is fine with us. I've had a portion of a song in my head all day and all I could only remember part of a verse but it was enough

My life is in your hands
And though I may not see clearly
I will life my voice and sing
Cause your love does amazing thing
Lord, I know, my life is in your hands

After spending a few minutes together on the phone we hung up and began to look forward to the next blessing. Sometimes the next blessing is just the thing to pull you through the day and the Lord knew we needed one today....Sometimes when you're down the best thing to do, is do something for someone else, so we went to Goodwill to take my Mom a meal. The boys were excited to shop so I went to the clothes to look for Mark something "new". Its was as though the Lord gave us a little glimpse of what is in store for Mark because a business man donated clothes just Marks size. I was able to get him 8 dress shirts from JCPenny and Belk, 2 beautiful suit jackets and a new grey suit all fresh from the cleaners!!! When I went to pay the total was $57 but then I remembered about a card I had with points, and that took my total down to just $38!!!! Was I ever excited! The cashier said, "You have 5 days to return these if they don't fit!" I told her, "These were put here just for my Honey and I am sure they are going to fit just fine, but thank you." I was like a kid in a candy shop and could not wait for Mark to get home. When he got home he was beyond excited and guess what....they fit like they were made just for him!!! We both laughed and rejoiced at how good God is! We don't know what the plan is and to us the glass is dark but to our Lord its crystal clear. Today, we are again resting in His arms and trusting that He knows what the next step will be. I like to think he reached down and gave us a little kiss today and said, "Just trust me!" So that is exactly what we're doing....just trusting and enjoying some good lemonade along the way.

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Psalm 35:9a
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD

1 comment:

  1. What a blessing at Goodwill!! Will keep praying and thanking God in advance for his next blessing!