Psalm: 145:4-5 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
God’s love is as wide and deep and great as the Grand Canyon He made.
His love flows like Niagara Falls.
His light shines like a Key West sunrise.
His love sparkles more than all the lights in Las Vegas.
But His love is true and steady, instead of glittering and flickering false hope.
Nothing is grander than our own Lord, not even the Grand Canyon He personally created!
Like an expansive canyon view, or an ocean-front view, His love spreads and expands throughout all eternity with no end in sight.
All you have to do is invite Him in as your personal Lord and savior, trust Him, and He will be your guiding light, outshining the glitter of Hollywood and Vegas.
©Barbara Robinson, July 19, 2007
Disappointed about something in life once again, Mom’s words rang in my ears as usual, “The Lord had something better in mind; everything happens for the best; it just wasn’t meant to be.” Each time life knocked me down Mom’s words picked me up and life went on. Mom is gone now, but her words still ring loud and clear each time I need to recover from life and its problems. I meet each of life’s disappointments by telling myself what Mom would tell me, if she were still here.
Met with major disappointment after major disappointment and many minor ones along life’s highway, God and Mom’s word about Him helped me recover and journey on to face whatever God had planned for me.
Father died one cold Christmas Day when I was four, and it was hard to see how the Lord could have anything better in mind by taking him away, but life went on. Mom explained it away that everything had happened for the best because Dad had a brain tumor, and he would not suffer in heaven. It may not have seemed the best for us, but Dad would no longer suffer.
One summer Mom was going to rent the perfect brick house, but someone beat us to it. “It just wasn’t meant to be; the Lord has something better in mind,” she said. Sure enough, a week later we found a house we loved with a lot cheaper rent, one Mom could really afford much better.
I never won anything in my life. I always came close, but close was never good enough. “It just wasn’t meant to be; the lord has something better in mind for you down the road,” she said. It happened for the best that I didn’t win because I had to be taught that winning wasn’t everything. When I learned that lesson, down the road, later in life, my short story and book won contests. By that time, I realized the real prize would not be won on this earth.
God has delivered me through storms and despair and pulled me out on the other side to a world of sunshine and rainbows. He showed me He did in fact have something much better in mind.
God’s love is no fairy tale, but like a fairy tale, He pulled me through the storms of life and set me down in the land of sunshine in the Sunshine State of Florida. As though a blessing from above stamped approval on my move, a rainbow appeared in the sky, though there had been no rain that day. It was the rainbow appearing after my storm of life, and God’s message that life was still worth living. It was my message that I had weathered life’s storms and made it through to the other side of the rainbow.
On my honeymoon, a double rainbow appeared as my husband and I looked out upon Niagra Falls in Canada. God and His word are amazing. I never once in my life ever so much as dreamed of seeing Niagra Falls. Yet, I stood with my husband and a new life, gazing out at the majestic beauty of the Falls with a double stamp of approval from heaven above, as God sent down his blessings. On a family vacation years later, I’d gaze out at the Grand Canyon in awe and think how creative God was.
But on my honeymoon, as I watched the water gush its way and spill over the sides, sunny skies, a double rainbow, and the roar of the Falls ushered in my new life. It was as though the Falls were washing away the past, and everything was clean and new. I had a bright new future and someone to love who loved me. Best of all, I had found God, and I knew I would never be alone in this old world again. I would always have someone to turn to. I would always have a gentle, loving touch, a hand on my shoulder when I needed Him.
The Lord had something better in mind and everything happened for the best, because through my pain, heartache, and despair, I came through a much stronger person and found the real love of my life, God. I learned to turn to Him in prayer, and He turned my world around. God worked a miracle in my life, and my entire life was completely changed. Gone was the old. Here to stay was the new, and I knew it was meant to be when the double rainbow blessed the day and our union. Thank God, I listened to my mother’s words, and they still ring loud, clear, and true, “The lord has something better in mind, and everything happens for the best.”
Bio: B. J. Robinson writes from the Sunshine State with a love and passion for God, family, and her pets, three dogs and a cat who keep her company as she writes. Her writing has won awards, and her books have been Amazon bestsellers, but the true reward won’t be found in this earthly world. You may find her work at http://www.amazon.com/B.-J.-Robinson/e/B007DNJIKU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1456521102&sr=8-2-ent.