While I sit working on my blog today, I am reminded of an interaction that I had with a little girl which came into the office with her mother. The small girl’s facial expression was so sweet, and here eyes were big, dark, and shiny as two black marbles. She wore long dark braids hanging down along the side of her head, which caused her face to appear almost angelic.
Like most kids and dogs, she started exploring the office, and a moment later she walked up to my desk, spoke to me, and smiled. The little girl continued watching me with a big grin on her face, and as my screen saver photos changed, a picture of my puppy came into view drawing her attention to her image.
“Is that your puppy,” she asked me.
Politely I said yes and we spent minutes talking about Tomi, my puppy until she was well versed in Tomi’s life. She saw all of the photos that I had taken of her, learned about what she ate, how old was, etc. You might say, we had quite a lengthy conversation; but remember it can take over an hour sometimes to do an insurance transaction. Luckily for me, it was only about ten minutes because I did have work to do.
As we ended the conversation, I told her, “yes, she is a bad little puppy.”
“She is bad too, But Still she is cute,” she replied, giggled, and ran back to her mother who stood at the counter.
I thought about her words, was Tomi’s cuteness enough for us to be unforgiving of her mischievous ways. I think she was right, sometimes because she is so cute she gets away with the smaller things she does, like tearing up paper or chewing up the heels on one of my favorite pair of shoes.
A second later, her mother walked up to me and said, “thank you for watching out for her. She says your dress is pretty and she likes your step-ups.” I laughed and we chatted for a moment, and of course I had to ask what part of my clothing was considered step-ups. The step-ups were actually my high heels, which I found amusing because I should have figured that one out.
Anyway, the moral of the story is, “But Still.” Sometimes life can throw hoops, stuff we just are not prepared for. Another new situation now combines with the other ten thousand, it makes the weight of the world seem to crash down upon us, suffocating and holding our minds and bodies hostage to the whims of people, and worldly circumstances.
“The situation is bad, yes, But Still you have hope in God.”
When everything looks hopeless, and even the professionals in their expertise have cast doom upon you, remember, BUT STILL. God is there, and he has not cast you away and wants to help you regardless of what the others have told you. He is the God that created all, so how can he not have the power to work financial and emotional miracles, heal bodies-which he made, and take care of all of your needs daily.
Psa 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul:he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
BUT STILL, trust and believe that God loves you and is there for you, he knows you better than you know yourself. When you trust in his guidance, he will create a doorway for you to understand and accept your circumstances, or remove the dreaded obstacle from your pathway. And remember, although the others around you think you are crazy, they don’t see your vision.
Psa 119: 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light;it giveth understanding unto the simple.
BUT STILL, rejoice although you do not feel like it, because when you rejoice you open your heart allow the flow of God’s love releasing your own emotions while eliminating the negative energies growing within you. It frees up your mind and spirit removing the feeling of sadness or defeat. God loves our praises, and it lets the devil know that you love God.
Phi 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
BUT STILL pray, for God hears you.
Phi 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.