Have You Drank Some Bitter Water?

Life can be tough.

Years ago, country musician Lynn Anderson sang;

“I beg your pardon, I never promised  you a rose garden;

Along with the sunshine, There’s got to be a little rain sometime.”

Maybe you feel like you are getting a thunderstorm every day!

Life is not always fair and at times, things happen that we do not understand.  When they do, the only thing we can do is trust in God.  I don’t understand why things happen.  I don’t understand why a tornado misses one house and hits another.  I don’t understand why one person loses a job but another person doesn’t.  I don’t understand why one person can touch something and it seems to turn to gold, while another person has a business fail.  I don’t know the answer.

In the book of Exodus, the people of Israel were in the desert of Shur.  They traveled three days without water until they came to the oasis of Marah.  There, they tasted the water but it was too bitter to drink so, they named the place “Marah” which means “bitter.”

Maybe you have drunk some bitter water.  Maybe you have  some tough experiences.  Your spouse told you, “I don’t love you anymore.”  Your boss said, “I’ve got to let you go.”  Your kids stray.  An investment goes bad.  And there could be many other scenario’s.  You drank some bitter water.

I don’t know why life  gives us bitter water at times, but it does.  But, the Lord helps us and gives us better water.  The water may be bitter now but hang on… hopefully it will get better.

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