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The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,

>>uninhabited

>>island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day

>>he

>>scanned

>>the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

>>

>>Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of

>>driftwood

>>to

>>protect himself from the elements, and to store his few

>>possessions. But

>>then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find

>>his

>>little

>>hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

>>

>>The worst had happened ~everything was lost. He was stunned with

>>grief

>>and

>>anger. "God, how could you do this to me?" he cried. Early the next

>>day,

>>however, he was wakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching

>>the

>>island.

>>

>>It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the

>>weary

>>man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

>>

>>It's easy to get discouraged sometimes when things appear to be

>>going

>>badly. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our

>>lives,

>>even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your

>>little

>>hut is burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that

>>summons

>>the grace of God.

>>

>>For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a

>>positive

>>answer for it. Pass this on, you never know whose life may be in

>>need of

>>

>>this today. Believe me, there are some weeks that we all feel our

>>huts

>>are

>>burning.

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