Well lets see today i thought we were going to give Lucy back to the Chesapeake animal control. That didnt happen. God chose to use his providence and taught me somethings on my ride home with Lory, Richard, & Lucy. He reminded me that everything worth having takes work. Like my marriage, my kids, and my future career path. He also took me back to the story of Joseph in the pit his brothers wanted to see harm befall him but the Lord had other plans. It allowed Joseph to become the leader of Egypt only second to the Pharoh.
So maybe Lucy can turn things around & be the dog our family is looking forward to having. Also i might need to learn a little more perserverance in the end, while helping my family with the stress of another knuckle head. The Lord is always good and he has good things in store for us at least i hope so.
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
(Ro 8:24-30 ESV).