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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday's Gift to You

So is your parachute loaded today?
And who loaded it?
Thank you Marydon


I wonder so many many times when I see babies - how people cannot believe in God.  No person has been able  to replicate even one part of the human body.  And here it is - what 8 pounds - and everything we need is in it!  It grows with us - even those 35 feet of intestines.
Now I have to admit - while I believe I don't always understand.  Especially when a young one gets sick - like little Jason - 13 years old - with a rare cancer - already in stage 4.  I don't understand.
But I know God is there even when I can't see him - like I know the wind is there.
Sometimes I am like a caboose with the engine (God) pulling me and I just go along and ride.
But eventually His plans will be revealed.  I just believe.

And I know there are others out there - that we're praying for too - there are a lot of hurting friends out there and I don't understand that either.

(Thank you daughter for sending this to me.)


Thank you Jenn 
I think this is a great quote and I hope - that this is the way I try to give my testimony.  I don't go out and preach, but I try to live in a way I think will show Christ.  And NO I am far from perfect - lol - trust me - I am no saint.  lol  But I am trying.

So what are you're answers to why God allows bad things to happen to good people - there is a book with that title too.  Chatty is always thinking.

x_3bb45533 I was wondering why it didn't post - I posted it for tomorrow - who puts a calendar with Monday as the first day? lol

44 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you're enjoying a beautiful Sunday. The photos I posted today are in Asheville, NC. Have you visited this area? It's a great place to come any time of year!

The Boston Lady said...

Hi Sandie - I've often wondered that exact thing, why do bad things happen to good people. I believe there is always a reason, but often it takes a long time to understand that reason. It's taken me 10 years to finally understand why I had to watch my mother suffer at the end of her life, but it finally dawned on me this spring that is was to help me. To help me have the strength to see my daughter through some very tough times, both physically and mentally for the past years. My mother helped me gain the strength - she was the most unselfish person I knew and that carried on right to the end. Hope this week is a good one for you! Ann

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I always enjoy your Sunday posts although I don't always comment on weekends...

I quit asking the WHYS several years ago. That's just life I guess. There's good and there's bad all around.. There's joy and there's sadness... Good people have no more of a guarantee in life than bad people.

I just try to live the best life I can with God at the center. I am only accountable to me and my actions/choices/reactions, etc. How can I question God? I'm sure that God is sad also when a child dies or when a 'good' person dies. I feel God crying with me when I am sad. And he laughs with me when I'm laughing. Even when I sin, he's right there to forgive. That's all I need.

Have a great evening.
Hugs,
Betsy

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I do believe that you are living your life in the way that I see Jesus in YOU! Hope you had a nice Sunday!!

laurie said...

what a wonderful quote, you are such an inspiration,

Wendy @ ECTaS said...

Hi Sandie

Thank you for popping round by ECTaS today! You raised a very good point. I answered on my post.

I love your post today... your posts are always a blessing. There are some fab quotes here :D

Hope your hubby is gaining strength today.

Love and prayers
Wendy

Fiona said...

Great quote

Happy Sunday and wishng you a wonderful week.


Fiona

That corgi :) said...

I totally agree with you, Sandie, how could someone not believe in God when they did look at a baby; and to think that while that baby is in his/her mom's womb God is knitting them together. Amazing!

I tell people I don't know why this is happening to them and that I'm sorry about it but that I know God is allowing it for whatever reason he has deemed fit and it might not make sense to us or we may not even know why this side of eternity. I also know that God will allow good people/gody people to go through things so that he will be glorified by how people react to it and go through it and that other people may come to know him by their actions. God is so complex; I can't even begin to wonder what he does and why he does it, I'm just glad he has it all figured out :)

betty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I miss you my dear friend! Happy Sunday! Hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

your last sentiment reminds me of the sign at the local church: preach the gospel; use words if necessary. :)

Retired English Teacher said...

As humans, I think it is our nature to question. We question God, but the great thing is, He can handle it. He is the one with the answers even if we don't get those answers this side of heaven. In the end, He is God. I accept His sovereignty over my life even when I don't understand.

Paula said...

Hope you have had a good Sunday. We've been a little on the lazy side but isn't that what Sunday is for, rest? We only had fourteen at our little historical country church today but God was there.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful post Sandie. So much inspiration. ((HUGS)) Love, Debby

Jean said...

I also wonder the same thing. There are so much beauty about us....how could there not be a God???

Linda O'Connell said...

Wondeful and inspirational post, Sandie. Have a good week.

Renegades said...

I love that quote.

Nancy's Notes said...

Beautiful quote on the precious tiny foot, a miracle only God could create~

Michaele said...

Bless you real good! I think that anything can happen at any time, good and bad. We are not entitled to nor have we earned more good than bad. But we can choose how we react to it. It may not be as bad as it seems or as good as it seems. That's my two cents.

Sweet Tea said...

That's a BIG question, Sandie. I think it all comes down to faith, not "blind faith" but "grounded faith", realizing that there are simply some things we will have no explanation for this side of heaven. Beautiful Sunday here!

Jim said...

I'm with you, Sandie. I don't know how people don't want to admit God is there and designed it all. I think they do in a way but don't want to give in to him. They want to be IT (be in control) themselves.

Betsy said how I think good enough for here. Bless her. I do think of Job though most times that I ask why bad things can happen to good people. He had the worst of the worst.
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Grandma Bonnie said...

You had a wonderful post today full of inspiration. I hope you have a great week.

Shelly said...

Ahhh- you've added even more beauty to an alrady gorgeous day. Thank you~

Ginny said...

I hope you had a nice weekend, even though you ave had the waiting.

andy said...

My wifes cousin had a baby lastnight and we went to see it today and that was the first thing i thought of .How can someone not beleive in god or miracles. Have a great start of the week

Annmarie Pipa said...

I don't know why bad things happen to good people...just have to keep the faith...in good times and bad times..

Belle said...

I love the quotation. I guess bad things happen to everyone in this fallen world. Those who know God have an advantage in that they have his strength and help through bad times. When I think of the suffering that goes on all over the world every day, I feel overwhelmed. But it is not my job to worry, just to pray and help all the people I can help. When I am suffering I cry with God and beg for help. He always comes through.

Shug said...

You know Sandie...it is very hard to understand...As I was reading your post, my husband was talking to me about our grandson (Tucker) who has had leukemia...
He is concerned about his lack of strength in doing little things that we all take for granted..
I do not know why Tucker had cancer, but I do know that God is going to do something mighty through him...He already has gained such a compassion for kids that are the underdogs so to speak...What BIG thing is God going to do?? I'm excited to see!
hugs

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful post Sandie, hope you had a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Judy

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I could never begin to answer that question, but do trust that all things work together for the good.

ruthie said...

Sweet pictures and thoughts. It IS hard and seems unfair when innocent children have to deal with things like that. Life seems very cruel sometimes.

jack69 said...

Hi the very minute I came to this site and read that terrific Quote: “Live so that if someone says something bad about you, no one will believe it”. I love wise quotes. Many times I say, I wish I had thought of that! I am typing this off line just remembering what I read. Your site is a pleasure to visit. One I always take something away with me, that makes me feel good. Thanks, and when I get back on line I will post this comment. Thanks.
Most of all hope Hubby is resting and not too anxious, but how could he not be?
In His hands there is comfort!!!
Love from up here in the mountains!!!

SweetMarie said...

Great post today Sandie. My mom and I were shopping together today and she asked me why did I think God made men in such a way. I'll have to tell you through email. And here tonight I read your post. Very interesting...

EM Illustrator said...

Lovely post and very thoughtful.
I liked the video - about the parachute. It really makes you think, doesn't it?! Hope you had a good day! I'm feeling a little backwards lol.
Big hugs
Em

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sandy, I am fascinated by your signiture... :) Sooo nice! I also want to thank you for ...just being who you are. It's such a pleasure knowing you! Just wanted you to know!

BlueShell said...

That is why I love to come here, Sandie. You always have things to us...to meditate....to think about and that is precious!
The parachute thought is wonderful, the Faith.. and going on life in a way to honor our Lord is GREAT (I'm not perfect myself...)..
You are a good, pure soul dear!
God bless you!

Kisses
BShell

Jill said...

Well, I am reading it on Monday and it's perfect for the start to my week. :) I so agree with you...I just look at a baby or something in nature and wonder how anyone can not believe. *HUGS*

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I've gotten to the point I try not to question too much... to ride in the caboose with you, Sandie. I have come to know it is beyond my understanding, but what I do know is that we are loved and that God can use anything to His glory. That's all I know. xoxo ~ t.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

I think this is one of the ever reoccurring questions of man. There is no answer that makes sense on this earth except that we're all just passing through and there's a much bigger picture than we could ever imagine. I believe that God is good ALL the time even though things often don't make sense. I'm like you, I just believe! Thanks for a great post Sandie.

Arkansas Patti said...

It is like when Michael J Fox said, "Instead of thinking why me, I thought, why not me?"
We would all like to think we are immune to anything bad if we just live a good life. How we deal with adversity is a test of our character. Perhaps God's test, perhaps not. Pretty sure we are not supposed to know for sure which is why we have faith.

Nancy said...

I respect your faith and attitude, Sandie. As far as good things, bad things, good people, bad people... I have my own thoughts on the matter, but I generally keep them private. In a nutshell, I believe we as people tend to judge circumstances as good or bad, instead of just circumstances. Life happens -- it's how we deal with it that reflects who we really are.

Love this post and hoping you and your hubby will have a good week!

Mary said...

I've learned not to ask why. I truly believe there is a reason for everything that happens and we are small players in the grand scheme of things. You posed a really interesting question. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Denise Adorian said...

Good Morning!I thank God for the little faith I do have and pray He will give Me more.Thank you for keeping in touch-Denise

Sandra said...

i have had problems with that silly calendar to. i like the no one would believe it quote and wish it were always true about me. something to strive for. and to me there is not answer at all as to why God allows all the suffering and death in children, from abusive parents to cancer.

TARYTERRE said...

Inspiration in every word.