word for today


We are an impatient lot, are we not? I have been praying for something longer than I care to admit, and finally, I can say that the Lord is changing, not my situation, but He’s changing me. He works that way many times. We pray for our situation to be different, to be more suitable to our desires, while the Lord is more interested in changing our hearts and minds to be more like Him. Besides, our situation is, most times, the consequence of our actions. We don’t learn anything when our situations or our consequences are taken away. It’s in the deep ocean of our situation that we learn and then, hopefully, we change. It’s a slow process, but when the darkness finally begins to dissipate, our mood becomes little lighter, a little more hopeful, and our life more survivable. Take heart. If you’re striving to be more like Christ, your situation will change right along with your heart and mind. And when it does, it’s a really good feeling. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28; You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3)

Suzanne Sommerville

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Christ-follower, daughter, mom, Mimi to 6 grandchildren, teacher, writer, and musician

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