A Spring Day

It is a beautiful spring day today. After a thunderstorm this morning, which had my dog hiding and pacing the house, it  has warmed up and become a bright sunny day. The birds are singing and pooping on my car which has convinced me that my house is on a flight path used by the birds is my neighbourhood. It may be also because I have maple trees over eighty feet tall on my property, plus a birch tree, evergreens and another tree whose species I am unsure of . I do know that it makes for a lot of raking in the Fall. But what ever the reason the birds choose to poop on my car, I wish they would go and do it somewhere else.

Does it ever feel as though life is pooping on you? I am sure that all of you have had days when nothing seems to go right. It may even be that you’ve had this feeling for a long time. The whole world seems to be against you and you feel sad most of the time.

You also may feel that you’ve done something to deserve what you’re going through, that maybe God is punishing you for something that you have done. But God does not work that way. He is a loving God who is always ready to forgive us when we’ve done wrong. He does not punish, but forgives, restores and makes us new creatures in His Son Jesus.

There is no need for you to beat yourself up when you can come to the Father who is waiting to welcome you into His loving embrace.

But you may be thinking that I still feel as though everything is going against me, so what can I do?

Instead of looking inward, look out toward God. Inside is where the hurt, sadness and melancholy lie. By looking outward to God, you will find inward healing. God is in the business of healing broken lives and when He restores, He makes everything new in Christ.

And it is because of Christ that we can have the assurance of being safe in His loving embrace. So the next time it feels as though life is pooping on you, remember where you assurance lies, in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Then it can feel like a beautiful Spring day, even when the storm clouds roll in.

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About faithfullyhis

My name is Charles Quail and I am a retired Baptist pastor who lives in Dunnville,a small town southeast of Hamilton, Ontario. I also write a weekly column for our local newspaper, The Sachem. It is a column that I have been writing for about eight years. I am married and have two grown daughters. My best buddy was my dog Max, who is now chasing bunny rabbits in sky. I miss him terribly. My reason for wanting to write a blog is friends have told me that this is the next logical step in my writing career. My hope and prayer is that many will be both challenged and blessed by what I write.
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