• Marti Wells-Smith

No Matter What

Dear Kindred Spirits in Christ,

Tonight, I'm thinking about the perplexity of life, the challenges and the turns that our lives take when we think we're on a course going a completely different direction. Of course, I believe God knows our ultimate destinations, and for those of us who trust Him, we have faith that it will end well, or begin anew in a much more powerful and meaningful way. But those blindsided turns! They can stop us midstride and hold us in place as our minds spin. Yet 1st Peter 4:12 states: Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you...

We're going to have trials and tribulations in the midst of many ongoing blessings. So we regroup, we pray, and we keep trying. This earthly experience is fraught with mistakes, unavoidable dilemmas and a multitude of regrets, mixed with profoundly beautiful moments and great hope for our futures. We aren't promised a smooth, pain free existence, but we are assured that God will see us through. Psalm 34: 17 states: When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles...

This comforts me. I take a deep breath, count my blessings and rely on God to redirect my path - to clear it - to show me the way out or to create a new chapter in my life that will somehow take any positive that exists in the turmoil and reframe it to His glory. Are you struggling right now with a situation or a roadblock that seems insurmountable? Romans 8:28 is a wonderful promise. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.

Join me in praising God. He will indeed turn it all to good, and He promises to strengthen us when we're at our weakest. No matter what...

Love Always,


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