Monday, February 3, 2014

Something Bad is Going to Happen...

I know the title sounds very encouraging, but read my short post on getting my fortune told for the first time! :)

As I was out visiting our neighbor, Babavara, with Jacob I noticed she had company.
Me with Babavara and Jacob with
his chocolate.
I usually feel a little intimidated when there are others there, but after all the work it took to bundle Jacob up and get out the door there was no turning back. I was greeted by Babavara and noticed there were two men and her daughter. They insisted I come in and sit, and Jacob was handed his piece of chocolate.

One of the Russian men kept talking to me, but I told him I only understand a little Russian. He was so enthusiastic that he scared Jacob and made him cry. Which was really funny, he was just so excited about something. Anyway, the two men kept trying to ask me questions, thinking if they talked louder and repeated themselves I would understand. So I just replied back in English with my sweet voice and said, I don't understand a word you're saying and just smiled. I called James to come over to help me out. Prince Charming to the rescue! 

We didn't stay too long since dinner was being served. On the way home, James told me the one man said he wanted to read my palms. He said I had something bad that was going to happen in my future.

Who would say that to someone?! I'm a very optimistic person and this was depressing news!

                          Definition of Optimistic: Hopeful and Confident about the future.

This was neither hopeful nor made me feel very confident! Now do I believe fortune tellers and all that jazz? Not for a second. In fact, I have a sweet friend who used to be one and she told me they just make up things and read the people they are reading their palms. If the person isn't buying what they are saying, they change what they were saying until they do buy it. But I have to be honest, this bothered me! I kept thinking, "What bad thing could happen?" I know ridiculous but I couldn't shake it for a while. Until I got to thinking…

Will bad things happen in my future? I'm sure they will. 
Will good things happen in my future? I believe so! 

Everyone goes through valleys and storms. That's life. This guy might as well told me the sky gets dark at night or the sun is yellow. The only person who knows the future is the Lord God Almighty. God is omniscient, all knowing. 

Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Romans 11:33-34a
And this is one of my favorite verses. 
 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
Just a simple thought today. 
Don't worry about the future. Trust the Lord. And remember, all things work together for good to them that love God. 
If we all sat around in our recliners sipping our lattes, and worrying about the future and things out of our control (or even within our control), we would be miserable and make everyone around us miserable. So save yourself the wrinkles and your family the unneeded stress, and don't worry about it. (And don't watch the news! Quickest way to get depressed!!) Cast your burdens at the feet of Christ and leave them there. Difficult times may come, but God knows and He will be with you each step of the way. 
Have a great week! 


  1. Amen!! Thinking of yoy all especially as Hillcrest Baptist Church prepares for our Missions conderence. What a joy you all were to us last February! Thank you for "going" to share the Good News in Russia. We are holding the ropes for you here. Lord bless you. :) Prov 3:5-6