Citation: Unknown, Leadership, Vol. 4, no. 1.
Our troubles can actually turn into blessings because they can draw us close to God. When Isaac's well ran dry God used these troubles not to destroy Isaac but to bring him into deeper relationship with himself. He will do the same with us!
Genesis 26:32 That same day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well that they had dug and said to him, "We have found water."
O Lord, you are constantly calling us to be courageous and to trust completely in you. But too often fear gets the upper hand. Give us your peace when we edge toward panic. May we focus on you when our faith is fragile. Help us to remember that you want our lives to be filled with hope and gladness. Remind us of your loving care and compassion that covers every detail of our lives, amen. ~Max Lucado
I took a picture of bamboo trees while walking at a
Japanese Garden that I visited October 20, 2012.