When God designed the book of our life, He didn't make it a hardbound, stitched masterpiece. He made it more like a ring binder, with pieces that He could take in and out.

When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

God made it so that He could add a little here or a little there —an extra page or addition, or a whole new section if necessary.  So let us not close our book to God. Let Him leaf through it and make the necessary adjustments. He can transform us into exactly what He needs us to be.

We might feel that we like our pages the way they are, and we are comfortable with the layout and the thickness of our binder. Or we might wonder if our binder's ring spine might even be too rusty to pop open for His adjustments.  We must believe and be confident, however, that He could change anything and will work the miracles in our heart that we need, for the better.

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
~Charles C. West

He  didn't make us a hardbound book......so that to be useful to Him, He has to tear out pages and staple others in to get what He wanted, or else completely rebind us or toss us out.

He made it, so that He can do the miracle and "add" to our book in appropriate time and places in order for us to be what He is calling us  to be.

When God makes changes in our life, He's not punishing us, but merely opening our hands to receive something better. God has designed us to be successful and happy. So while living on earth, we just have to believe and  trust Him for what we need; thank Him for what we have.

By Tim Pedrosa


When we look back and wonder how we ever made it thru the years, we realize it's not because we've been clever.. but because God has been wise; not because we've been strong... but because God has been mighty; not because we've been consistent... but because God has been faithful.