My Friend Can Just Roll This Good Stuff Out…


We come before him with an empty paper bag and ask Him to fill it up, He does…every single time. But it’s a mixed bag, though it’s all good there are some things included that we don’t want to see, much less deal with…rummage through the bag for the “good stuff” until all that’s left is that “other” stuff. The stuff we store away and deem not to be useful by our estimation. Until we make use of everything in that bag…find the hidden “good” in it nothing else will be added. This is mysterious, this is secret, this is the jigsaw puzzle we get so excited over. Exhilaration, glory bumps beyond anything we’ve ever felt before, when a discernible, recognizable, image begins to take form. We have been equipped, His Grace is sufficient. But we want to know what’s in every body else’s bag before we have emptied ours. Why does he or she have more of the “better” stuff and i so little? It doesn’t seem fair. Does God have to be fair? Is He not JUST? The crumbs from God’s table are worth more that all the sumptuous temptations of the world.
LORD You are JUST and if i can see no good in something You’ve deemed fit to give to me, it is only because i have not yet looked hard enough to find it but it is there without a doubt…i can count on it! i believe in your promises, my hope placed in You is “unshakable,” i trust You always hold our best interest in Your Mighty Loving hands. And i for one do not want to repeat the process that helped me to arrive at this epiphany and see You in all things, but if asked to…well:) Teacher never stops “teaching” Amen?!
(Anthony Gomez, Moncks Corner, SC)

2 thoughts on “My Friend Can Just Roll This Good Stuff Out…

  1. “Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
    I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
    He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
    Gives unto each day what He deems best—
    Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
    Mingling toil with peace and rest.”
    – Karolina W. Sandell-Berg

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