Another Curve Ball?

“I have told you this so that you might have peace
in me. In the world you will have trouble,
but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

John 16:33

He said it again. When life throws my husband a curve ball, Mike usually responds by observing, “God certainly has a sense of humor!” I admit that my response differs a bit when I am the recipient of that curve ball. I tend to keep my initial reactions to trauma to myself. If I didn’t, who knows what I might say? There’s usually too much to do to allow myself the luxury of complaining aloud. So it is that I converse with myself and the Lord God in silence. Eventually, I reconcile myself to the situation at hand. When I’ve calmed myself down (or God has stepped in to do this for me), I finally respond with my own observation: “This is just a small reminder that I’m not in heaven yet.”

I’m not certain of what’s happening in your ballpark, but the curve balls have been flying fast and furiously here as of late. As a result, I find myself most grateful that God’s keeps the promise to be with us always. Though havoc reigns around me, a gentle peace calms me from within. This occurs in spite of my failure to acknowledge that peace for far too long.

Consoling God, knowing that your care is a constant makes all of the difference in my little ballpark. I mean world. Thank you!

©2019 Mary Penich – All Rights Reserved

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Those Curve Balls…

“I have told you this so that you might have peace
in me. In the world you will have trouble,
but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

John 16:33

He said it again. When life throws my husband a curve ball, he usually responds by observing, “God sure has a sense of humor!” I admit that my response differs a bit when I am the recipient of that curve ball. I tend to keep my initial reactions to trauma to myself. If I didn’t -well who knows what I might say? There is usually too much to do to allow myself the luxury of complaining aloud. So I converse with myself and then the Lord God in silence until I reconcile myself to the situation at hand. When I have calmed myself down –or God has stepped in to do this for me- I finally respond with my own observation: “This is just a small reminder that we’re not in heaven yet.”

The curve balls have been flying fast and furiously as of late. As a result, I find myself most grateful that God’s keeps the promise to be with us always. Though havoc reigns around me, gentle peace calms me from within -even when I fail to notice it for far too long.

Consoling God, knowing that your care is constant makes all of the difference in my little world.

©2016 Mary Penich – All Rights Reserved