photo: courtesy of flickrToday, I lost my car keys.
To make a long story short, I yelled at God. Yes, out loud.
"Why did YOU do this to me this morning?" I cried.
The boys spent the night with my mom and dad. They don't do this very often, so it was a real treat to get ready this morning in some sort of normal way.
Then, to need to walk out the door and not be able to find the keys stressed me!
So, my scapegoat became God. HE did this TO ME!
My calm morning, that I wanted to cruise to some good music and enjoy my coffee was gone. I spent about 20 minutes looking for the keys.
Then, I found them where I always keep them.
I got in the car and drove silently for a moment. Then, I began my apology to the Holy Creator of the universe. I felt so sad that in a moment over lost coffee and music, I would blame my Heavenly Father. I talked with Him for awhile, I confessed my pride and anger. Then, He whispered, "I am working for your good."
I so often think God is somehow out to get me. Oh beloved, if you know Jesus as the Savior of your soul, He IS WORKING FOR YOUR GOOD. It so often isn't what we would choose, but we aren't meant to always be happy. We are meant for more-may my focus shift from seeking earthly contentment to an eternal focus that produces joy and expectancy in the hope of heaven.