Sigh... Isn't it beautiful?

Sigh... Isn't it beautiful?  Iris at its best . Flower Photography by Laurie Pace

I took this photo about 12 years ago. Not sure where the years have gone, but the beauty of this moment stays fresh with me. It carries me through good and bad times. Many emotions roll through me when I look at it with the royal purples, the yellows, oranges, blues and greens. The soft delicate petals contrasting the dark thick green grass... restful. I must rest in God.

Often looking back in life it is sometimes easy to see how past situations have worked together for good. Sometimes we remember things that simply failed and did not go forward. IN the midst of challenge we can think about stories from the Bible like when Joseph was put in prison and Daniel was cast in the den with the lions. Egads, what would you do? Throughout all their trials they were protected by God and a new good was revealed for them.

Having that kind of unwavering faith is often difficult. We must trust that our highest good will arise from the situation at hand, no matter how bleak it looks.  Stay focused on that. Keep your heart open to His intervention. Each step will take you further into fully understanding. Try to release your fears and know all things will work together.


"Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid!... Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good." Genesis 50:19,20