I had just purchased coffee in a covered Styrofoam cup and crawled back behind the steering wheel in our van. Not planning ahead well, I started on the next leg of our trip only to realize that I hadn’t transferred the hot drink to my insulated metal road cup. So, I asked my wife to pour it from one cup to another for me as I drove back towards the interstate.With that in mind, she reached over to do the transfer over MY LAP. I protested at that move and she observed, Click To Tweet
She somewhat gingerly held the flimsy store cup and pouring process out over the floor. I commented that the lid would stay on just fine and she could pour more aggressively if she liked. With that in mind, she reached over to do the transfer over MY LAP. I protested at that move and she observed, “Then you really don’t believe that the lid will stay on?” She had a good point. If I was certain the thin plastic lid would stay in place, why should I worry if she poured it over my lap, hers, or the floor? I decided I wasn’t THAT certain!
Paul wrote in no uncertain terms when he said, “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Do you really believe his assertion?When life's trials such as illness, tragedy, separation, financial loss, or even death become a part of your daily life, do you believe Paul's words with certainly? Click To Tweet
“That is the question!”
When life’s trials such as illness, tragedy, separation, financial loss, or even death become a part of your daily life, do you believe Paul’s words with certainly? Do you believe strongly enough to trust the Lord for the outcome and live your life accordingly? Ask the Lord to help you with your lack of faith and He will.
The Circuit ‘Riter, Michael Ullrich
Michael Ullrich has written regular devotional thought articles for 8 newspapers since 1980, along with 3 magazines and various websites since the mid 90’s. With his wife Bonita at his side, Michael pastored for 35 years in rural America, most of the time with Village Missions (village-missions.org) and today is the executive director or Cord Ministries International (Cordmin.com) serving missionaries working in Czech Republic, Israel, Honduras, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, and the United States..
Michael and Bonita have traveled and spoken on mission trips to Bonaire, Poland, Thailand, Mexico, and Honduras. They have 7 children and numerous grandchildren in 5 states and Mexico.