The story is told of a man who was taken up to heaven and allowed to stay on the condition that he could not indulge in his habit of criticizing whatever he saw. He saw a cart stuck in the mud, with one pair of horses yoked to its front, with another pair yoked to its rear – the angel was urging both pairs of horses to move forward. It was more than the man could bear. He started criticizing and was immediately seized by two angels and shown to the door. Before the door closed behind him, he looked back and saw that the horses were winged and were all pulling the cart up from the mud and into the air. So for all the things in your life which don’t make sense, or seem to happen for no reason or purpose – all the loss, betrayal, crises, heartbreak, broken dreams… remember it’s not the final story. The final story you’ll see in heaven. Until then, know that God has promised that He will work all things in your life for good – and remember the cart and the winged horses.
Today, bring your disappointments, frustrations, heartbreaks or broken dreams to the Lord and give thanks that He works them out for your good.