Grace Happens

Trust in a Higher Power…with each step into the mystery.

(Listen to my song “Make Your Way” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 25:4-5

Make known to me your ways, LORD; teach me your paths. Guide me by your fidelity and teach me, for you are God my savior.


We all want answers.

Lord…please just show me the right way to go!

But…this is not what usually happens.

We seldom get a clear answer from God.

We usually don’t see how a Benevolence helped guide us until we look back in hindsight.

I’m thinking that’s because God wants each of us to live into the answer.

The whole point of our existence is to grow…to learn…to experience love and be changed by it.

That’s tough work!

You can’t just jump from question to answer.

If someone gave you the easy answer it would erase the growth you were supposed to experience on your journey.

It’s like the story of the caterpillar that was turning into a butterfly but was struggling to escape from its cocoon. A little boy thought he’d help by getting a scissors and cutting the cocoon to make it easier for the butterfly to get out. Unfortunately, the butterfly dropped to the ground. It had a swollen body and shriveled wings. It would never be able to fly.

What the boy didn’t understand is that the butterfly needed the struggle to escape the cocoon.

That was the only way it could build strength in its wings so that it would be able to fly.

God’s ways are not our ways.

The important thing is to trust that there is a Great Love drawing us forward.

Be attentive to that Higher Power.

Go with the Flow of Love.

You will then be in the midst of living the answer you are seeking.


Listen to the song of the day “Make Your Way” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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2 Responses to Grace Happens

  1. Gloria and I were just talking about this! I love that image of the cocoon and butterfly! Mary

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