Be encouraged when the worst seems to have come

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited
island. He prayed feverishly for GOD to rescue him, and 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 him from the elements, and to store his new possessions.*


One day after scavenging for food he arrived home to find his little hut in
flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened, and
everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. “GOD,
how could you do this to me?” he cried.*


Early the next day he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was
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.* *

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 pain,
and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be
burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace
of GOD.

You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels
like their hut is on fire today……* *
~author unknown~*

Today & always do what you can to make the world a better place