Isaiah 55:9

mule

The following parable was originally sourced here I am informed: http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/mulewell.htm

(special thanks to: https://kbailey373.wordpress.com/ for this version posted. )

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ -or-whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together and told them what had happened …and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially, the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back … a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, he should shake it off and step up! This he did, blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up!” He repeated the line to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed, the old mule fought “panic” and just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up!

It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! What was meant to bury him, actually blessed him…all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.

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So see this as an opportunity, as much as it is rotten. I have been in the hospital many times for suicidal episodes and other hopeless situations. But ultimately I was able to fight my way back, with lots of help. Your friends would be devastated, and they do not see you as a burden, I’m sure!

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” – Phil. 4:13 And sometimes that just means that we endure. Sometimes that’s enough, at the time. You will get through this.

(special thanks to: https://kbailey373.wordpress.com/ for this version posted. )

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6 thoughts on “Isaiah 55:9

      1. don’t like the thought of causing you confusion unless it’s poetry in which case most times I don’t even know what I’m writing ? If not for Doug I’d still be in the dark on many of them, eventually I’m shown but it usually takes a while…keeps me leaning on trust/faith to write I guess?! Lord knows what He’s doin’, I trust in Him:) I prayed for interpretation and He had me lean on brethren for it…this is the way of The Master Craftsman He wants us all to find each other, cooperate together and not try to go it alone. He alone equips for every task!! It takes several at least to have enough of the necessary most essential tools in the tool box. A hammer is useless where a screwdriver is required and a pair of pliers cannot do the work of a wood file etc…but all together can complete projects (I’m speeching again?!, shut up Tony!!)

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