Counting It Joy
|Decorating the Garden|
During these difficult days as I struggle through the changes, I am trying to remember:
“…whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking.” James 1:2-5 NLT
My endurance is weak and needs developing. Perhaps, I’ll be able to count it joy as I let it grow and fall into His arms.
Thanking God for this week’s blessings~a little harder to find:
592) the season of baby quails
593) laundry washed and hung up
594) new sheets for the new mattress
595) a friend dropping by
596) time to read a book
597) only eight more days of school
598) good food on the table
599) a car with air conditioning that works
600) the trials of letting go
May God comfort you in these days Janis. That’s a lovely yard decoration – I love dragonflies and butterflies.
Greetings from one “Janis” to another. I appreciate your visit to my blog. Your right..there are not too many with the same spelling. All my life I got..Janice…I hear from two other “Janis’s” also. I enjoyed reading your blog…The brunch recipe sounds delish…I may just make it for company I am expecting this week. Thanx for sharing and have a wonderful week! BTW love your yard art! I joined your follow list too!
This post resonated with my heart today. Yes, I am rather weak in the endurance department. I get way too easily discouraged. Unfortunately, sometimes with faith it can be no pain, no gain. God teaches us so much when He stretches us. And the most important thing I’m learning is that His arms are a very soft place to fall.