Lee and I were talking about the current cross-country road trip we are on and we were trying to figure out if our excursion has been memorable or miserable? BAHAHAHA!
You know what I’m talking about!! Four people stuck in a car for over 50 hours across a 2 ½ week time span is cause for a little memorable and miserable mixed together!!!
This discussion really made me think about how much the miserable times in our lives become the most memorable. It’s strange how pain marks us, where the easy road just slips by without much thought.
Unfortunately most of us learn the hard way.
Man is also rebuked with pain on his bed and with continual strife in his bones. Job 33:19
We travel through life touching a bunch of hot ovens along the way and wonder why we keep getting burned. DUH!
I don’t know about you, but I can be obstinate and stiff-necked about anything and find myself in trouble more times than not. Clearly, I’m a slow learner!
I’m definitely the person who knocks her head up against a brick wall expecting different results each time.
Therefore, I thank God every day for being so patient with me, because sometimes I feel like that impossible case and wonder if I will ever learn!!
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2Peter 3:9
I absolutely ADORE this verse above! It gives me hope for myself and others.
Sadly, I’m closest to my Heavenly Father when I am at my lowest because I tend to look up more when I’m in the pit. But again, God is patient and changing me daily.
The way I figure, God has held my hand through every memorable and miserable step of life and I’m confident He will continue to hold me, use me and forgive me as I journey on this road of life.
I pray that one day I will look back and see my growth throughout all of my miserable to memorable voyages!!! I hope you do to!
Some Wisdom for Today: Proverbs 31:6-7 – Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.