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Old 09-24-2003, 01:33 PM
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I received this from a friend in my email and thought I'd share it.

The Burning Hut

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited
island. He prayed fervently for God to rescue him, and 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, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened
everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger.

"God, how could you do this to me?" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship
that was 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.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we shouldn't
lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and
suffering.

Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground; it just may
be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a
positive answer for it:

We say: "It's impossible."
God says: "All thing are possible." (Luke 18:27)

We say: "I'm too tired."
God says: "I will give you rest." (Matt11:28-20)

We say: "Nobody really loves me."
God says: "I love you." (John 3:16 - John 13:34)

We say: "I can't go on."
God says: "My grace is sufficient." (II Cor. 12:9 - Psalm 91:15)

We say: "I can't figure things out."
God says: "I will direct your steps." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

We say: "I can't do it."
God says: "You can do all things." (Phil 4:13)

We say: "It's not worth it."
God says: "It will be worth it." (Romans 8:28)

We say: "I can't forgive myself."
God says: "I forgive you." (I John 1:9 - Romans 8:1)

We say: "I can't manage."
God says: "I will supply all your needs." (Phil 4:19)

We say: "I'm afraid."
God says: "I have not given you a spirit of fear." (II Tim.1:7)

We say: "I'm always worried and frustrated."
God says: "Cast all your cares on ME." (I Peter 5:7)

We say: "I don't have enough faith."
God says: "I've given everyone a measure of faith." (Romans12:3)

We say: "I'm not smart enough."
God says: "I give you wisdom." (I Cor. 1:30)

We say: "I feel all alone."
God says: "I will never leave you or forsake you." (Heb.13:5)

Consider passing this on...you never know who feels like their hut is
burning today!
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:29 PM
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WOW. I NEEDED THAT TODAY. THANKS....SUE
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I'm not Sue but you are welcome.
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that is really great! made me feel alot better

thank you so much

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Glad you liked it. Just wanted to pass it on to others.
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Thanks for sharing. I will be passing this on! God Bless!
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AS ALWAYS MSVEGGIE.. BEAUTIFUL, TO THE POINT AND AND PACKED WITH HOPE AND WISDOM...
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Thanks for the kind words, Arnie. But they aren't my words just some sent to me by a friend that I thought I'd share with others. If it inspires anyone and gives them hope then it has accomplished it's task.
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wow i am passing that one on to my husband to thanks
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