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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Where's God in the Thunderstorms of Life?

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Sometimes I need to be reminded that God is in control. As I look at our world today, I need the reassurance that He is much bigger than evil and will work everything out for good, according to His purpose.

The sermon at church last Sunday was just that reminder. Our pastor said that God does not cause evil ... that He is so much bigger than any evil ... that He does work all things for good according to His purpose.

I think that we can get a peek into this when we look at grandchildren. A friend recently told me that her grandmother was such a comfort to her when she was a little girl. She remembers waking up in the dark at Grandma's house during a thunderstorm, shaking in fear ... until Grandma came.

I can imagine the older woman nestling the frightened child in her arms, kissing the top of her head, and then whispering that everything would be okay in the morning.

Like that grandmother, when fear begins to creep into our lives, God wants us to nestle up to Him and know that everything will be okay. "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love," Psalms 143:8 says, "for I have put my trust in you."

He is able
Mary May Larmoyeux

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Grand Connection reminder. I needed that and will keep it in my daily thoughts. Love, Rita