Tuesday, July 21, 2015

He Is The Author

"Your story isn't a autobiography either. Your story is a biography of wisdom and grace written by another. Every turn he writes into your story is right. Every twist of the plot is for the best. Every new character or unexpected event is a tool of his grace. Each new chapter advances his purpose" 

Excerpt from "New Morning Mercies" by Paul David Tripp...July 21st

"Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them, for the ways of the Lord are right"
Hosea 14:9a

This an ongoing thing for me, I need this reminder everyday. Actually I need this reminder several times a day, specifically when events take a detour from what I expected.  I think I hold things loosely, but the Lord shows me, on a pretty regular basis that this isn't true. 

Help me remember Lord, your way is always better than mine.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for posting this. I will look for that book.


NanaNor's said...

This is so true, I think we can all relate. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Noreen

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So encouraging to read these words. Been praying fervently for many years for four family members and sometimes situations seem like things are moving in the wrong direction. But hope does not disappoint and I keep my eyes on Him who is able to move mountains.

Cheryl said...

Encouraging words here tonight! I love the words "tools of His grace"...

Creations By Cindy said...

Love this post. Thanks for sharing. Love your header too! So pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pam said...

I needed this reminder today. Thanks Maryann.

Sue said...

Absolutely true Maryann, my prayer too more times a day! Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment.