Yesterday we read from the book “you’ll get through this” (hope and help in your turbulent times) by Max Lucado. and I am more than excited to dive back in to this book with my readers today. chapter 1 goes on as such, Two days later a friend called. he’d just been fired. The dismissal was his fault. He’d made stupid, inappropriate remarks at work. Crude, offensive statements. His boss kicked him out. Now he’s a fifty-seven-year-old unemployed manager in a rotten economy. He feels terrible and sounds worse. Wife angry. Kids confused. He needed assurance, so I gave it: “You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naive. but don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this.” Wow! Think about it a moment. The guy lost his job simply because he had a slip of the tongue. Maybe you can relate to this situation or maybe not. but I’m sure you’ve done or said something you wish you hadn’t. No way to take it back, And only to watch the consequences roll in. But just as the author in this book said. you will get through this, God knew exactly what you were going to do before you did it. He knew the very reasons you did what you did. And had a plan in place before hand to help you clean up the mess after the big spill. God is not looking to punish us for our mistakes. He wants to help us learn from them that we don’t make the same ones again. Whatever your going through, it gets better with time. surrender your understanding to God. Because our ways are not his ways, Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the lord. So rest assured that God’s mercy and grace will abound in your situation. No matter what has happened brighter days are always ahead when you cast your cares on God. be encouraged it gets better in time.