This verse reminds us that there are seasons of life that aren’t great. Sometimes the seasons last much longer than we want them to. The truth is, life isn’t always peaches and roses. Especially if you’re a Christian. That’s biblical. So really, we’re just fulfilling what the Bible says is true. The good news, though, is that God has these wonderful plans for us. He wants to give us hope and a future!
Choosing to believes God’s promises and that He is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will, will sustain you through the rough seasons of your life. You will grow stronger in your walk with Him because of, not in spite of, the trials He chooses to let you face.
On the contrary, believing those same things will also help you to better appreciate the things that He’s given you in good seasons too. If you can praise Him in hard times, you will be motivated to glorify Him in all that you do.
We’ll leave you with Psalm 56:8. “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” God is keeping track and these things aren’t coincidence. He knows about you and He loves you and He’s got this under control so rest easy and have a great weekend.
-Heather and Melissa
Chocolate Biscones (Biscuit/Scone) with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter
For the biscones:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar + 2 tbsp
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (Don’t have buttermilk? Add 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice and fill with milk to equal 1 cup. Let sit 5 minutes and you have buttermilk!)
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the butter:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
- For the biscones: Preheat oven to 425˚.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder and soda, and whisk until combined.
- Add the butter to the flour mixture and combine with your hands until the mixture is coarse and pieces are no bigger than peas.
- Add the buttermilk and vanilla and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix. You may need to use your hands to bring the dough together.
- Use 1/4 cup and drop batter onto a prepared baking sheet. You could also press the dough and use a biscuit cutter for more uniform shapes, but we like them all rustic looking.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are set and slightly golden. Serve immediately with butter.
- For the butter: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mash to combine. Eat with a spoon if you’d like. We won’t judge you for it. It’s just that good.
Source: How Sweet It Is