Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Twice...

There's something I'd like to tell you about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

If you read LwL last week, you'll know that I had a hard time on Labour Day weekend.

The memory of my now deceased husband, Gordon... and how we moved into the apartment where I still live, was good.  But, it also was heart-breaking.

Normally, on a long weekend like that, I end up being alone.  My family usually have plans that don't include me. 

While being alone can be sad, I am not angry with my family.  After all, they have their own lives.

But, this year God provided for me, though.

Not through friends or relatives.  Through television (TV).

I normally watch movies whenever I can.  I didn't that weekend.

What did I watch?

I watched the Downton Abbey Marathon.  It was shown on the Detroit Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Anyone who knows me, knows that in the past, I truly enjoyed the six (6) year series of Downton Abbey.

To be honest, I didn't know that the whole six (6) year series was going to be shown on PBS, over the whole weekend.  But, when I realized it was being shown, I watched.

If you watched that series, you'll know that the writer(s) had shown us how in England, people lived from the early 1900's.

On Downton Abbey, during WW1, the family used their castle-style home to help injured army people, recover.  When the Great Depression happened during the 1930's, life wasn't easy.

During the whole series, people who were living and/or working at Downton Abbey all suffered off and on.  Just as many people do, here in our world, today.

The thing that truly touched my heart, is that the writer(s) showed that by the end of the series, everyone's lives had been restored. 

No, it wasn't a Christian series.  But to me, the writer(s) relied on God's Word, the Bible.

Why do I think this?

Thinking about how people's lives had been restored on the Downton Abbey series, made me think about what happened to Job.

Job's life had been destroyed in several ways.  Yes, go and read it for yourself!

God supported him, and restored Job's life.

Just as we read, in Job 42:10, " And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before."

Thinking of this, comes into my heart and mind, often.  Regularly.  Daily.

Why do I think of this?

The first reason, is because of what happened to Job.  And, how his life fell apart.

If you know me and what I've been through, you'll know that my life has been not easy.  Even though I focused on Him, repented, and gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... God has not yet restored my life.

This at times makes me wonder if He will restore my life.  But, whenever I think of God's Word, the Bible and recall what I've read, I realize that I need to not feel like I'm being ignored.  Or, forgotten.

After all, He will restore my life.  Just as He restored Job's life.

I am trusting Him.  And, always will.

For this, I will be eternally thankful.


Until next time...

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Job 42:10, " And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before."