Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to be going your way or according to plan? Those moments when a particular person or situation has brought you to the end of your rope? You are frustrated, exasperated and fed up! Perhaps your frustration has led to an outburst of emotion or words that you now wish you could rewind and take back.
Several years ago while reading a biography on the life of Amy Carmichael, I discovered a quote that got my attention! Amy was a missionary to the orphans of India in the 19th century. She faced numerous difficulties, not only on the mission field, but but also a single woman during this time period. Whenever faced with a difficult or unexpected circumstance, Amy would view it as an opportunity to die to self and allow the Lord Jesus to reign in that moment —”see in it a chance to die” she would say. As I contemplated this quote, God brought to mind some verses of Scripture. I copied the quote and those verses and tacked them above my desk in the kitchen. Over the weeks, I added verses as the Lord brought them to mind. Here was the list I tacked above my desk:…continue reading