Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Lemons or Lemonade?

I just found out last week that a good friend of mine had just lost his job. I called Rick immediately to see how he was doing and he said something like this, "I'm absolutely fine! I have a sense that God has something else in store for me." He almost sounded a bit excited.

What an amazing reaction. I heard it said once in on online interview I was listening to that when we lose a job, our reaction ought to be, "Wow, I can't wait to see how God's going to provide for me now!" That is obviously much easier said than done. However, Rick's response was basically the same as this...expectant on God to do something really cool. He is expecting God to turn lemons into lemonade.

I don't have a clue what God has in store for Rick but I do know that even through this difficult time, Rick is pointing people toward Christ through his example. Something we can all learn from for when we are faced with difficult challenges.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28


Galactic Catholic said...

This is totally true. I get going in one direction and here I am just praying my little heart out to do God's will, and BAM! someone wrecks into my car. I always come out the better for it in the turnaround!
It's all about removing the future larger things that we cannot handle.

Jim Lange said...

GC, you are right. In 1 Thes. 5:16-18 we see what God's will is for us: be joyful ALWAYS, Pray continually and give thanks in ALL circumstances. Easy to do right?

Jim Lange said...

BTW, so sorry about your car!