Black Cloud Or Not Black Cloud, That Is The Question?

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Trouble Cloud Over HeadWith some possible difficult times I heard from another recently and me commenting on the black cloud over head it was posed to me, we shall see.

Black Cloud Or Not Black Cloud, That Is The Question?

I was sorry I quickly judged cause I should know. We really in life don't know sometimes just seeing things as they are at the moment and not into the future. So for everyone else I remind myself and you all if you have never heard this story before of The Chinese Farmer.

There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse returned with a herd of horses from the hills and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"

Then, when the farmer's son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?"

Some weeks later, the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer's son with his broken leg, they let him off. Now was that good luck or bad luck? Who knows?

Everything that seems on the surface to be an evil may be a good in disguise. And everything that seems good on the surface may really be an evil. So we are wise when we leave it to God to decide what is good fortune and what misfortune, and thank Him that all things turn out for good with those who love Him.

 

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Tanja Cisliek
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Gary, I think we've all looked back at life and thought "I'm so glad I didn't get what I wished for!" - We just didn't know it then! The perceived bad luck was actually good luck. - In my case, the secret crush from High School - boy am I glad I didn't ever have good luck with him!

May 17, 2012 05:57 AM
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Sondra Meyer - Peterson
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Gary....excellent post!!!!  The Chinese farmer story illustrated your point perfectly.   Even when things aren't going our way, I guess it is best to try to stay positive, sit back and wait to see how things work out.   

I sure hope that I am blessed with some of that farmer's luck.  We shall see...

May 17, 2012 07:45 AM
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Gary,

Loved your post!  It is always a good to have a reminder that God is in control in all things. Have a great week, and thanks again.

Lori Spohn Team

Eugene/Springfield Oregon

May 17, 2012 01:38 PM
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Gary thank you for your post yes it is True that all things work together for those that love the Lord. One day at a time Sweet Jesus. Have a blessed day.

May 17, 2012 04:00 PM
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Gary:  I have not heard of this horse story but it's a really good one that I will not forget!

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