“And in Thy book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them” Psalms 139:16 b.
Handing a box full of chocolates to my bright-eyed red head daughter she asked, “What kind’s in here?” I said, “the inside cover tells you.” She sighed and smiled knowing she had complete control of what was inside the dark sweets with no shocking bites of, “yuck.”
Life would be sweet if we were able to hand select the chocolates for our box of life. It might be a big cashew of cash, creamed filled healthy relationships, chocolate covered health,truffle of job security, and a chocolate star of lavished love. Of course we would toss out the “sorrow filled stars” and “painful cream patties” who in their right mind would pick those? Yet, we know, that is not how life works. The Truth tells us, And in Thy book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. God preplanned each of our days and yet do we trust Him with the chocolate pieces we detest?
Rick Warren states in The Purpose Driven Life, “We don’t know all the tests God will give you, but we can predict some of them, based on the Bible. You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.”
I have had multiple “painful cream patties” and “sorrow filled stars.” Years of uunanswered prayers, years of infertility, years of a painful abusive marriage, and two unexpected family deaths are just a few.I would have preferred not one of these patties or stars. However, My Creator allowed it and I chose to cling to Truth as each chocolate piece landed in my box of life. Each has brought much growth. It softens, teaches, tenders, molds, shapes and prunes, if we allow it. Plus, it fills my box of life with several pieces of chocolate filled compassion.
And God continues to add into my box of life a few of the sweetest candies I’ve ever tasted. 🙂 He restores and replenishes.
Are you trusting Him, with the chocolates that are in your box of life?
Do you now how your chocolate pieces can help others?
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