When Your Hut’s on Fire

10 08 2010

After reading this simple story (author unknown) which was forwarded to me, I thought of how awful we can feel when our coping skills suddenly go up in flames. In my own life when my coping skill of dissociation went up in flames I found the greatest healing of my entire life began, which launched me into a wonderful season of ministry greater than I could have ever imagined. Enjoy!

 

When Your Hut’s On Fire

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

 

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, ‘God! How could you do this to me?’

 

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! ‘How did you know I was here?’ asked the weary man of his rescuers. ‘We saw your smoke signal,’ they replied.

 

The Moral of This Story:

It’s easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Mildred          

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