Reflections

Leland Spencer

and his wife, Pearl, live in eastern Oregon. They are members of the Long Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church.

​“I Got It,” God Said.

My wife, Pearl, and I were making our way home late one night and fell into one of those discussions in which everything we talked about caused discouragement.

It’s not that we didn’t have solid reasons for feelings of despair; rather, we let the tenor of our conversation deteriorate to the point that we were both really discouraged. So we continued thrashing out the problems arising from some serious health and financial challenges, but failed to acknowledge that God was in control, and that He has a thousand ways when we have none.

It was very dark out, and a light mist was falling, which only added to the melancholy picture. What we failed to …

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