• Joni

Expected Unexpected


We can't stop the UNEXPECTED from happening,

but we can EXPECT it to happen.

Ponder that for a bit.

I have been hearing so many sad stories of

~the UNEXPECTED loss

~the UNEXPECTED trial

~the UNEXPECTED illness

~the

UNEXPECTED _____________.

THE UNEXPECTED~

those things that enter into our life unannounced.

THE UNEXPECTED~

that paralyzes you because it was so

UNEXPECTED.

I looked up the word

UNEXPECTED

and the most unusual word popped up that I would have never thought of~

EXTRAORDINARY!

Hmm,

but of course,

because what do we need in the midst of

THE UNEXPECTED~

something

EXTRAORDINARY

beyond our control that makes it possible to live in the midst of

the loss,

the trial,

the illness,

the _________________~

and that can only be our

EXPECTED GOD

who has been there the whole time.

We may not be able to stop what GOD allows in our life,

but we can live

with

HIS PEACE

that is beyond our

EXPECTATIONS

because we can't produce it on our own~

“YOU will keep in perfect & constant PEACE the one whose

mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on YOU—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts & takes refuge in YOU [with hope and confident expectation] (Isaiah 26:3).

Now GOD is someone who we can always

EXPECT

to show up in all of our

UNEXPECTED~

because

GOD

has never left.

Oh how I wish & I am sure you wish too

that the

UNEXPECTED

that shows up in our lives so

UNEXPECTEDLY

to be only

EXTRAORDINARY~

but maybe just maybe

we can

because we know that we can

EXPECT

our

GOD

to always do the

EXTRAORDINARY ~

"And we know that in all things GOD works for the good

of those who love HIM, who have been called according to HIS purpose." (Romans 8:28).

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