We’re very blessed to live in a beautiful rural area, with a view of the sea. But there is one “drawback” to country living – the constant battle with horrible thorny brambles intertwined into the hedge around our property, and I’m forever complaining about them. They’re ugly and the thorns can really do a damage if you don’t handle them with caution. But I have a short memory! Every single year, come September, those same horrible, thorny, ugly and torturous things are groaning under the weight of their big fat juicy blackberries!
As I picked a huge bowlful yesterday morning, the Lord reminded me of how, in the same way, He turns the “ugly” in our lives into beautiful, working everything together for our good, bringing abundant blessing out of the difficult times. Trust Him, wait for the “blackberries!”
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”