Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quiet Moments With God--Life's Not Fair

"Life's not fair." How often have we heard this statement? Probably more times than we can count. I’ve said it many times. It rolls easily off the tongue. However, when it becomes personal, the glibness of the statement quickly fades.

Well, “life isn’t fair” and I’ve been reintroduced to that reality.

My husband and I moved into our new home just weeks ago, but we won’t be living out our lives here as we’d planned. For those of you who haven’t been following my blog I’ll explain our present situation.

My daughter and her family moved in with my husband and I eighteen months ago. They planned to purchase our family home and Greg and I would live in a new addition. We’ve been building the addition for more than a year. Finally after months of work, it’s finished and we’ve moved in. I love my new house!

However, the downturn in our country’s economy has reached into my life. My son-in-law, Fernest, is a carpenter and in our small community jobs are disappearing at an alarming rate. In an effort to care for his family and to gain an education he’s joined the Army. This is a good decision. My husband and I are proud of him. However, it comes at a cost to all of us. My daughter will live far away and will no longer share a morning cup of coffee with me. My grandchildren won’t be here to make me laugh and offer abundant hugs and kisses. And I won’t spend my retiring years in the home I’ve loved for twenty-eight years.

I’ve shed a lot of tears, but the bottom line is I trust God. He knows the beginning and the end. And no matter the situation I belong to Him. Nothing touches me without His permission. He has a plan for my husband and I, and for our daughter and her family. We are God’s children and He will not abandon us, but will see us through.

So, even when life isn't fair, God is.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Hello, Bonnie!

    I'm so sorry for you and your family. I will pray for your son-in-law and the whole lot of you. However, I admire your trust in God; and it is a trust we should all possess and should pray to possess over time. :-D God bless you, Bonnie Leon.

  2. Sarah,

    Thanks so much for writing and for your prayers. It means so much to me to know people are praying.

    God has carried me through many difficult times. I have a long history with Him and have no doubt He has a plan in mind for us. It is my heart's desire to be at the center of His will.

    I'll keep you and my other readers posted on new news.

    And thanks, by the way, to all of you who have written and your kind words of encouragement.

    Blessings to you,