This has been whirlwind of a week. A couple of things I had planned on doing were accomplished, but I was also faced with some things I had absolutely no control over. It got me thinking that no matter how much we want or how carefully we plan to fulfill our desires – everything that happens to us is in God hands.

I wonder if He gets impatient with us, like most human parents do when their children follow their own path rather than taking their parent’s advice. How frustrating it is for us. We don’t want our children to fail or to go through the same discouragements we may have endured.

I rather imagine that God is not like us in that way. His patience is beyond our comprehension. His love is all encompassing. His power and wisdom are inconceivable. His forgiveness is enduring. He has put up with us and our foolishness and still sees us as His children.

He knows what we need before we do. He has our life all mapped out for us. He has our best interests in mind. He wants us to succeed, but on His timeline. He will never give us more than we can endure. Our God is beyond awesome.

When we feel cheated, or let down; when we think we aren’t getting what we deserve; when life seems to be like too many lemons; we can count on God’s presence in our lives. He will never leave us.

So what does God say when we want things done our way? He says “Be still and know that I am God!” Good advice!


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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4 Responses to BE QUIET

  1. Rodney Olsen says:

    The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9


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