Our God is a merciful God. Sometimes it is hard to remember that when He sends more trials and tribulations than you think you can handle or even deserve.
I know that I can't handle the trails that He has sent me. But I do have faith that He is there with me every step of the way. If I can learn to surrender my plan and be still, He will hold me up and wrap me in His arms.
Deserve. That is an interesting word. How foolish I am if I think that I do not deserve trails and tribulations. If the Son of God could humble Himself and become man and be crucified than certainly I can take a small portion.
And then He shows me a small wonder. A flower in bloom, the sun rising, the moon setting. A small wonder, I think not. Only daily reminders that He is here with us. I know that I can not make a flower bloom, or the sun rise, or the moon set. But I can acknowledge His Tender Mercies.