April 18, 2020: You Look Positively…Orange…
Fun fact for the day: did you know that if you eat a lot of carrots, you really could turn orange? Every person is different, but if you ate approximately 3 large carrots (like Bugs Bunny large) every day , your skin would turn orange. Nothing else bad happens, so it’s not a bad thing…except that you’re orange. You’d probably get a few odd looks if you were orange-skinned… but besides that nothing bad happens.
Sometimes we think something is a bad thing–but we don’t know how it’s going to turn out. Our first reactions to things sometimes are negative–worst thing ever, bad luck, how could this happen to me. But we need to learn and wait to see how God is going to use a situation. Like now–it may seem like you’re stuck at home forever, but God may be using these weeks to strengthen your family, to challenge you and make you grow in new ways. Like the praise song says “Even when I don’t see it, You’re working”. God’s working even now.
We need to wait and see…
But then I think about this,Lamentations 3:21-25 (ERV)
and I have hope:
22 We are still alive because
the Lord’s faithful love never ends.
23 Every morning he shows it in new ways!
You are so very true and loyal!
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my God,
and I trust him.” 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him.
He is good to those who look for him.
Dear Father God, this is a weird time in the world. Help me to be patient and remind me that You can do good in any situation, and that You are working, right this second. Amen.