Sunday, May 16, 2010

THERE ARE SIGNS EVERYWHERE

I received this in an email and wanted to share this story with you.


The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.

Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, 'God! How could you do this to me?'

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! 'How did you know I was here?' asked the weary man of his rescuers. 'We saw your smoke signal,' they replied.

The Moral of This Story: It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering.

36 comments:

Arti said...

So true..
I loved the story and the moral too!!

jayayceeblog said...

Well, that makes you stop and think, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing!!!

Nichol said...

So true! Great story.

Kirby3131 said...

That is so very true :)

Scrappy Girl said...

That is such a good story. Sometimes it is so hard to step back during the trials and realize that it is just another stepping stone in God's plan for us. Happy Sunday!

Sonya said...

Great story!

Terra said...

This story is very profound!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is one reminder that I needed today. Thanks!

countrynmore said...

That is so true. Thanks for posting the story along with the moral to remind us of His love for us.

Mara said...

That's the one with the window and the door isn't it?

xinex said...

I really do believe that there is a reason for everything and that God works in a mysterious way sometimes....Christine

Amy said...

what an amazing post.. It does make you think.. Life can be hard at times but you can make it through it..

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Jen said...

My life has been full of blessings in disguise. I like that story.

Chickens in the Basement said...

What a nice reminder!

Eve said...

Wonderful story - and a fantastic reminder! :)

That corgi :) said...

thanks for the reminder to not despair but to trust in God :)

betty

Samantha said...

Amen. Thank you for this reminder !

nancygrayce said...

I do love that story, I've seen it before.

croleyc69 said...

Great story and so true !!!!
Caroline

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That is funny - and oh so true! :)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Debby, that is great! I am going to forward that to my parents - they will love it also!
Great read to start off your morning right! : )

Christina Lee said...

This is GREAT!!!

Janean said...

Debby, thank you for the sweet reminder!

Joyce said...

I loved this story...a reminder that we only see in part while God sees the whole big picture. Have a nice week!

Trish said...

That's God...He hears our prayers even when we have o words to say them! Hugs my friend.

Kristie said...

That's a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing! :-)

shortmama said...

Boy isnt that the truth! Im your snail mail partner from Putting the Fun in Dysfunctional and wanted to stop by and say hello!

Tonja said...

Love that story! And, what a powerful message! Thanks for sharing this!

COUNTRY MOM said...

Debby, What a wonderful story. Needed a great story, I have been so worried about my hubby. Lots of Love, Audrey

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

what a great story!! thanks for sharing, I love your blog so glad I found it :)

Lindsey the Muse-r said...

That's a great story! I dropped by here from Mckmama's blogfrog. You posted that your favorite movie is The Five Pennies. I was so excited that someone else has not only seen, but loves that movie that I had to "come by" and say, "Hi. You have great taste in movies." :)

Libbie said...

That is one I hadn't heard. I can't even tell you how many times I wonder about things & see God's plan revealed later...Thankfully as I get older I know a little better now & when in the midst of pain & trials I already know...God will explain later :)

thanks Debby!!!

April said...

Hi! I just saw your comment :) I am originally from the Redlands area, and I know exactly where you are from! I was surprised to see that city on the envelope when I got the hankerchief for my tears. I think we just found a place in Grand Terrace, keep your fingers crossed for us!!

blueviolet said...

I am going to remember this one! Thank you soooo much!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Amen and it's so easy to do just that but it's the hard work we put in our relationship with him that will pay off and give us the strength we need.

Kirby3131 said...

Yes, yes, yes.

Kristin - The Goat

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