Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Delay Not Denial


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28, NIV)

The story is told about a lone shipwrecked survivor who landed on a lonely, uninhabited island. He managed to build a simple hut and stock it with items he was
able to save from his sinking ship.

He prayed that somehow God would send someone to save him. Day by day he anxiously watched the horizon to hail any passing ships.

He was devastated when his hut caught on fire and he lost all that he had. He felt utterly forsaken by God.

The very next day a ship arrived to rescue him. "We saw your smoke signal," said the captain.

God’s delays are not denials. He can turn tragedy into triumph.

From DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. available from

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