Better Times

April 14, 2016


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Scripture

But I will wait for better times, wait till this time of trouble is ended.

~Job 14:14, GNT

Quote

Good things come to those who believe, better things to those who patiently wait and do not give up.

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Some one robbed the famous Methodist preacher Matthew Henry taking every dime he had. After the robbers fled the scene, Henry told those with him that he wanted to have a moment of prayer. He kneeled and said, “God thank You that the thieves took only money and not my life. I thank You that although they took all I had, it wasn’t much and Father, thank you that I was the one robbed and not the robber.”

Oh for the spirit of Matthew Henry, to be able to put a positive spin on negative circumstances. I’m not in the league with Henry but I do have a response for sad days: “It could be worse, a lot worse.” I borrowed this response from Jerry Clower’s Aunt Pet Ledbetter. It keeps me going.

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  • We need wisdom. Pray that God will give it to us. I could also use a big dose of firm love and a double dose of tact. I have a tendency to get straight to the point. It is a fact that no one will remember me as a patience man which means I am  also needy in that area.
  • Today we go to Montgomery to pray for America. We leave at 8:00. It will be my third trip to Montgomery in 11 days. Nothing in me wants to go but I go for the sake of my children and grandchildren.
  • The worship last night was fantastic. I know we are backslidden because we don’t have a desire to worship. Our young people do a great job in leading us. I wept through most of the last song. It really touched my heart. Thank you David and the band.

 

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