Thursday, September 25, 2008

Having a Bad Day?

Well then check these folks out. These pictures came from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ike. Sometimes we wake up and gas is 4.00 a gallon, car won't start, can not find your favorite blouse or shoes or keys. Alarm did not go off. Missed an appointment. Had a disagreement with our spouse. All major problems until we see pictures like this. Then it sort of puts things in perspective, but not really. What would put it in perspective is if these pictures were our homes, our families, our neighborhoods. This might be a good time to stop and pray and thank God for the Blessings of life, to ask forgiveness for complaining about the minor inconveniences when others are struggling so hard. What should we do when we encounter problems large or small.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Paul wrote these words. Some may ask ; Well what does he know about difficult times and suffering? Good question. I am not sure but, I do know that he wrote these words from Rome in prison while he was waiting to be executed by Nero, and he was executed. So let's get busy praying, helping, listening, caring. As someone has said...Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended on you.

1 comment:

  1. this certainly gives new meaning to the saying..."you don't know what you got til it's gone" Isn't it a shame that we wait until things are gone from our lives to appreciate them, like when tragedy hits, or when a loved one passes, our kids while they still want us around, or just everyday percious minutes that we let pass without appreciating the time that God has given us. I often take these things for granted, get distracted by work and things that seem important at the time, it's nice to be reminded that God has given us so much to be thankful for and we should thank him while we have them and not after they're gone.