Tuesday, January 27, 2015

From The Frying Pan Into The Kettle

Troubles trouble me.  Your troubles trouble me and my troubles trouble me.  It seems that once we are out of the frying pan we are into the kettle.  If it isn’t a big hurt then it’s a little pain.

 A few years ago, when I was in the middle of an upsetting amount of dilemmas, I poured out my heart to a Sunday school teacher.  She recommended that I work through the workbook called “ Behold Your God” by Myrna Alexander.  It’s a study of the attribute of God.  Once I worked through it I realized that God is bigger than all of my problems.  Maybe we suffer for a little while here on earth--but our lifetime is only a drop in the bucket of eternity.

Shortly after studying the attributes of God in this way, our family moved for about the 30th time.  A PTA mom, at the new school my son was attending, published a notice in the PTA newsletter of a Moms in Prayer group forming.  This is strictly against MIP rules.  We are only supposed to spread the word through our churches, by word of mouth, and by good words and deeds for the teachers and administrators of the schools we are praying for.  Fortunately for me this mom was unaware of the rules at that time.  I joined the group and I have been praying with one prayer group or another since then.  These moms have my back.  I can count on them to pray and I can count on God to answer.  What a blessing to pray for others and to have them pray for me.

Moms who pray Peggy, Linda, Joyce

Those were two of the ways that God comforted me during difficult times.  I could mention other comforts like Joni Erickson Tada’s devotional “Diamonds in the Dust,” and many other ways God has worked in my life, but I will save that for another blog. 

So God IS sovereign—He moves in mysterious ways!  Those who have been comforted by God have comforted me, and I have comforted others because I have been comforted.

 How has God helped you through difficulties?

I Peter 5:10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfectconfirmstrengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and everAmen.


  1. Wonderful words, Bobbi. Moms--check out www.MomsInPrayer.org. We pray for our children and strengthen each other in faith.

    1. Debi--Thanks for all you do. I really appreciate how you keep me updated on Moms in Prayer. Also thanks for posting my blog on Facebook and Twitter!