“I don’t care if he kills me, I like him anyway!” That’s what one of my friend’s husband said about his heart doctor. I laughed but also have to say I have never appreciated any doctor that much. Of course, it brought to mind Job’s words, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15). I believe Job was sincere because he had already suffered so much that only death was left. We can say in God we trust (even on our money) but do we really? Trust in someone other than ourselves, even God, is hard; we like to be in control of our lives. We aren’t. We don’t know when we wake up what’s going to happen that day, no matter how well planned. As a tightly scheduled person all my adult life, it’s nice now I’m retired to ease up a bit. Sometimes I even put my lists aside and say, “All right, God, what do you have in store for me today?” It’s very freeing.
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham