Psalm 119:71     My troubles turned out all for the best— they forced me to learn from your textbook.




Leo sat wide eyed as he listened to Grandpa tell the story of his life.  Grandpa had been everywhere, done everything and he said he even had the t-shirts to prove it.  Grandpa told Leo about the things he had done right and how he won prizes in school, but what awed Leo were the mistakes Grandpa said he had made.  Grandpa went to prison when he was in his twenties and stayed there for 5 years.  When Grandpa finally paused Leo asked him if he had regrets and surprisingly Grandpa said no!  Not even prison he said; he had learned valuable lessons from everything he did whether right or wrong.  It was even in prison that Grandpa met Jesus.

They say every cloud has a silver lining, that a lesson can be learnt from anything.  They also say a picture is worth a thousand words

Think About This

Make it a habit to ask yourself what you’ve learnt from whatever situation you are in.



Dear Lord,

Thank You for taking the time to teach me lessons in lots of different ways.  Help me to identify these teaching moments and to learn something new to glorify your name with.   In Jesus name I pray.  Amen


4 thoughts on “SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

  1. You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really one thing which I believe I’d by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and very vast for me. I’m having a look forward in your next submit, I will try to get the dangle of it!


    • Nothing is ever as easy as it seems is it😀 It’s a hard choice to make; searching for the positive in a tough situation so we can give praise to God, learn from the circumstances and grow to be a blessing or to stay in regret of a forgivable action. It does sound easy when typed out, but living through it requires grace. Thank you Alex for the feedback and prompting me to take a second look at this post. I pray am able to present a more practical approach soon.


  2. I do trust all the ideas you’ve introduced in your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for newbies. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.


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