Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

I got the bill for my surgery.  Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.  ~James H. Boren


Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts\
667.Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
668. “If life gives you lemons, then learn how to make lemonade!”
This morning I am picturing any remaining cancer cells in my body as little bitty lemons for the Lord and I together to squeeze and make into lemonade.  That would be just like my Lord who brings “beauty from ashes” and “joy from mourning” to teach me to make lemonade out of the lemons in my life.  May He bring His refreshing sweetness out of this lip- puckering sour stuff.  May He conform me to the image of His Son.  May He do a truly lovely work in my heart, making it soft and pliable in His Hand.  I have cancer but my position is not a “cancer victim”.  My position is  His beloved daughter.  I am praying that He would take the stark ugliness of cancer and transform it, make it into a tool/ a means of working out something beautiful for Him.
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1 Response to Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

  1. Kathy Geiger says:

    Amen to your Prayer in 688. That Prayer will ultimately be answered in the positive for that is what He wants for us as well. You are an inspiriation to me. God Bless. Kathy

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