QTVOTD: Stay patient and don’t doubt…

“When the disciples reached the other side of the sea, they found that they had forgotten to bring any bread.  Jesus said to them, Be careful and on your guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves about it, saying, It is because we did not bring any bread. But Jesus, aware of this, asked, Why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? O you of little faith! Do you not yet discern? Do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? How is it that you fail to understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Matthew 16:5-11 ->me: Hello all!  No, I did not fall off the face of the earth nor have I been taken up to heaven on a flaming chariot.  I have been in Southern California for a little vacation and Marianne’s Grandma’s Memorial Service (This coming Monday). I have been in the word a couple of days but took a break from my little writeups.  I have really struggled with my ‘worry’ about work. Being away at this time is brutal.  So much is happening on things I have been working on and I am not there.  More than  that, decisions are being made and I am not being included on outcomes.  I know I am supposed to be here with my family but I have been worrying about why God would provide this opportunity on this project only for this to happen.  When I read these few verses I just had to chuckle to myself feeling like Jesus is saying the same thing to me. “Ben, haven’t you seen all that I have done in your life; how I have put things together for your good?  You think I am allowing bad things to happen in your job and all I am really teaching you, is to stay patient; to beware of the doubt that can creep in when things are not going the way you think they should be going.”

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