calm

There seems to be an increase in doomsday predictions. Naysayers. This is terrible! Focusing on something no one knows anything about except that it will happen loses sight of what’s important.

The here and now.

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No one knows the future. When people get all in a twist about something nobody knows will happen they make chaos.

Stop it.

IMG_1067.JPGLulu dozing in the shade

Being grounded takes a lot of effort for me. I am easily distracted. But doomsday people have never held any interest for me. Staying focused on what’s important matters. But the end of the world? Why stir everybody up over something no one knows?

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Maybe this is why I love flowers so much. And trees. They just are. Day after day, season after season, year after year. They are what they were created to be. Some become diseased and die. So do we. Some grow old. Very, very old. So do we. We have seasons. We change. But nature doesn’t freak out over an ice storm. It endures it. Or a hurricane. Their leaves are blown off, they may get drowned but if they live they put out more leaves.

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We replace siding, or shingles, or whole roofs, or whole houses. But mostly we face whatever disaster or trouble we get. We have to. Jumping the gun, skipping to the end when the end isn’t here yet, when we don’t even know when the end is, doesn’t make any sense.

IMG_1066.JPGLily staying safe under a bench

So I have to take the end is near people lightly. The end I don’t take lightly, but I have no idea when that will happen. So I need to keep on keeping on and trust God. He knows.

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That is all that matters. It’s His business, mine is to trust Him.

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14 thoughts on “calm

  1. well penned.
    lulu looks much better.
    yup, flowers help make the world a better and prettier place πŸŒΌπŸ’•

  2. This happens to be the lesson we are presently on in my women’s Bible Study…a challenging one for me. It is difficult to give up the sense of control. Thank you for the reminder that God remains in control, even when we are not. ❀

  3. Don’t worry about tomorrow – just be real good today. The Lord is right beside you – He’ll guide you all the way. Lovely post, enjoyed your photos.

  4. So very, very true. If we are so busy worrying we will miss all the blessings of now. Like your puppies, and flowers πŸ™‚ Not to mention, if we have time to worry we have time to pray πŸ™‚ the praying will yield much more than the other πŸ™‚

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