The Pits in Our Blessings
by Linda Wood Rondeau
“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
― Alexander Pope
I bit into what I thought was a delicious peach. Instead I crunched into a hard core. Yes, there was the sweet part, but all I could taste was the pit of disappointment.
I suppose our spiritual lives can be a little like that. When God sends a blessing, we can be sure Satan will bring the pit to our attention.
Sometimes our blessings contain aspects we had not anticipated, obstacles that prevent our fullest enjoyment of God’s gift. We ask for a new job only to discover it comes with added responsibility. We pray for a mate, yet become frustrated over their imperfections. We are unable to fully enjoy God’s gracious bestowment, because our eyes are blinded by the unexpected.
After the shock wore off, I dug out the pit and savored the remnants. Then I remembered, God designed the peach—perfect in its construction—every pit has its purpose.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding “(Proverbs 3:4 NIV).
Award-winning author, Linda Wood Rondeau writes to demonstrate our worst past, surrendered to God, becomes our best future. Hosea’s Heart exemplifies that truth through the eyes of a minister in search of his drug-addicted, runaway wife. A veteran social worker, Linda now resides in Hagerstown, Maryland. Readers may visit her website at www.lindarondeau.com. Contact the author on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest