I am grumpy today. Nothing went right. But I read this and I have no reason to be grumpy.
"With our Southern Illinois fields looking like a total loss, I am often reminded of Habakkuk 3:17-18,
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior."
"At this point that's about all we have left........Faith in another year and Thanks for the good ones we've had in the past. If your family is healthy there is nothing else that matters. jmo"
"1 Corinthians 3:7,
7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow."
Now who could be grumpy after reading that? That's the best biblical discussion about crops I have seen on Crop Talk. Knowing how hard their area and many others are hit this year, it's refreshing to see these men quote scripture when times look bleak.
Sure they may have crop insurance and yes the American taxpayer pays a portion of it but they may not. That is not the point. The point is they have faith and are relying on it. I always said anyone who plants a seed and watches it grow and doesn't believe in God is lacking in faith. This blog in March with the neat flower video link at the top shows that fact even more.
We got rain and it wasn't a hundred degrees here today so I need to be happy about that. At least that is a place to start.
How about you? How do you handle your less than stellar days?