"They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy."
The sunset tonight caught me completely off guard. It was so beautiful! I love painting so I look at landscapes and things and see color. God is the ultimate artist. Human hands could not even begin to recreate something as beautiful as what was there and gone in 5 minutes this Monday evening. So many times we get caught up in all the bad things that happen to us in life: "God why did you do this? How could you let this happen? What did I do to deserve this?" Why do we complain so much. We forget that God is the only source of the good things in our life. God does not send trials into our life simply because. They are a result of sin and the absence of our Creator. Stop complaining about what you don't have, but rejoice because of what you do have. Someone once told me when I was young: "No matter how bad things get, there is ALWAYS someone who is 100x worse off." That has always stuck with me. As we drag on through our final week of school, it is easy to get bogged down and frustrated. I of all people am guilty as charged. God sent this reminder to me this evening, and I am thankful for His abounding love and forgiveness.