What if the outcome does not favor me?
I strongly pondered how unjust it would be
Yet while conjuring up the course of remedy
You blanketed me in a perfect peace
In life there are no guarantees
Things don’t always come out they way they should be
I had a hard time understanding why inequality
Yet, You’ve given me a perfect peace
Regardless of the outcome in the midst You’ll be
I’ve put my trust in Thee
You know why, but I can’t see
So, I’m in perfect peace
You have wondrous abilities
After all, You created heaven, earth and seas (Genesis, chapter 1)
I realize its no need to worry
No matter what, me You’ll keep
WithYour wonderful blanket of perfect peace.
Spend the day, spend the night, asking why
No one can answer
Not the self-help gurus
Not the prophets or preachers
No one can say why things happen
Is it payback for some sin?
Why this keeps happening again and again
Even when I ask God why
He doesn’t give me an answer
But what He does give me is His grace
As just when this thorn really starts to cut
He sends someone or does something to lift me up
He reminds me He hears my cries
Even with my thorn, longer I can survive
Everyone has a thorn or problem that is persistent
Yet, God’s grace is sufficient.
Scripture Reference 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 12:8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 12:9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most, if not all of us have some type of chronic problem. It could be constantly losing a job, it could be an illness, relationship issues or anything. God doesn’t necessarily make the problem go away no matter how much we pray or ask Him why we are plagued with. But what He does is give us the strength and resources to deal with the problem; as His grace is sufficient.
While Sitting getting a pedicure, I suddenly remembered that
I was supposed to pick up and drop off some groceries for someone later on today
I must have forgotten because my mind was focused on the full day I had
Scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday
So after leaving the shop I planned to go to the grocery store
But before I left the shop I got a text
I had totally forgot I was supposed to be at a wake later today
That makes two things I forgot about
So instead of going to grocery store, i headed to the wake
On my way to the wake, I get a text that my rep is almost at my house
to pick something up
That makes three things I forgot about
It like if I don’t put it in my phone ?
I won’t remember it now
The rep said they will come by Saturday
But I got a full plate Saturday
How will I fit them into my schedule?
Then the stress started to kick in
If I get one more text about something to do
I’m going to go off.
It seems as everything is piling up on me at once
As I got back in car God spoke to me
“Don’t stress, just adjust
It’s not mandatory you volunteer tomorrow
You could do that the following week
This will give you all tomorrow morning to relax
And meet the one person you missed meeting today “
What a great idea God
It’s not that my life is full of stressful things
I just needed to do a little schedule adjusting
Now I feel so much relieved
The Lord kept me in perfect peace.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: