Beautiful Things

Friday, April 29, 2011

Gracious Uncertainty

THIS was an amazing reminder this morning.

A reminder that God is in control of today, tomorrow, and someday 10 years from now.

Other wonderful reminders from Elisabeth Elliot:

"Steadfastness: that is holding on
Patience: that is holding back
Expectancy: that is holding the face upward
Obedience: that is holding ones self in readiness to go or do
Listening: that is holding quiet and still so as to hear"

"Even the endurance of that hardest thing of all, uncertainty, can build in us a steady hope"

I don't know what will happen in the next 6 months or the next 60 years, or even the next 6 days! AND it's a beautiful thing! We take it all one day at a time, resting in the steady hope that He provides us with.

You know what? When we rest in the knowledge that God is in control of today, He surprises us with strength.
           and joy.
                      and PEACE!

This is just one of the many lessons that I'm learning while on this crazy journey.


Beckie said...

I love your photo swinging ... I was there!!! Enjoy BF again, aldy. Miss you oodles.

Aaron Bjorklund said...

thanks again for sharing!! I love your notes and the little spiritual words of encouragement you offer in your blog. Thank you for following Christ!