April showers hopefully bring May flowers.
Following a quite intense month here, we are about to jump into a brand new one. Battles have been won and lost in April. In personal reflection, here are a few thoughts. Although easier said than done, turning personal frets and fears over to the Savior frees the soul. No person is completely in charge of his/her own personal destiny, contrary to worldly philosophies. Casting our problems upon God and trusting Him for the results demand a strong faith over and above self-confidence. Such exercises require both diligence and humility.
Allowing God to be God and not assuming a fix-it mentality affords peace. Some people cannot be protected from themselves and attempting to ‘lovingly’ fix them can bring utter frustration to all parties. Trying to help another avoid an obvious catastrophe may only short circuit someone’s learning curve. In such a pain-filled world, protecting one from suffering may not even be God’s ultimate purpose for that particular situation.
Perhaps the spiritual plowing and planting of April will reap a bountiful garden in May. Time will tell. Remembering the work of the Master Gardener brings balance to a life mixed with both thistles and bouquets.