Have you wondered why it is so hard to take a picture of rain? You can see the drops hit the ground but you cannot see them in the air and yet in this scene the rain is pouring down. These thoughts led me to think about the seen and the unseen.
Sometimes the plans we make get tangled up. What starts out so neat and clear and in a happy arrangement gets cluttered up as life takes it along, but it still works. Just like this little area in my garden has decided to get quite out of hand but it appeals to me so I have left it alone. I call these messes in my garden "happy accidents." The plans I made turned out very differently than I expected but it is alright.
I read something this morning. "I will run the way of Your commandments, when You will enlarge my heart." Ps 119:32
Focus is everything. Where we look, what we look at, if we are looking in at ourselves and the circumstances we face; or if we look out and up in hope and believing.
I had a dream last night. Really it was a nightmare. In the dream I had gone back to work and had two horrible situations to deal with. The other people were sitting down talking and laughing and I felt all the stress that I had experienced in this job. In my dream I thought, "I hate this job." With all that has been going on, my focus has only been on the paycheck not the job.
The dream was a good reminder.
God knows our hearts. He has provided a way of escape from an experience that gave me a great deal of stress and frustration. I am walking a path that I would rather not take but I am not alone.
When I change my focus from the circumstances, to the Savior and how big he is and how faithful, then the rain in my life becomes waters of blessing. It is a storm now but when the sun comes out the rain will have caused the growth to come. The plans laid are changing but just as the garden can produce a happy accident so can my sweet Lord produce good from what seems so evil now, and the good news is, He will.