The Trouble Tree

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    The Trouble Tree

    I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse,
    and after he had just finished a rough first day on
    the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work,
    his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton
    truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat
    in stony silence.
    On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As
    we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly
    at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with
    both hands. When opening the door he underwent an
    amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed
    in smiles and he hugged his two small children and
    gave his wife a kiss.
    Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the
    tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him
    about what I had seen him do earlier.
    "Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied. "I know I
    can't help having troubles on the job, but one
    thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house
    with my wife and the children. So I just hang them
    up on the tree every night when I come home and ask
    God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick
    them up again."
    "Funny thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the
    morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many
    as I remember hanging up the night before."

    THIS ONE IS WORTH SENDING ON...
    God Bless, Have A Blessed Day!!!
    We make a living by what we get. We make a life by
    what we give. God promises a safe landing not a calm passage.
  2. LPN_11

    LPN_11 New Member

    Danny, I really enjoyed that one! How many times I have come home from my job as a nurse extremly frustrated due to someone who I have tried everything in my power to help or another employee throwing up one of those nasty stumbling blocks! But as the story says, those troubles do not belong to my husband and children.
    I don't have a trouble tree, but what I do have is the power of prayer, and like the trouble tree, I give em to God to handle for me as he ALWAYS knows what is best. And it seems like they are not nearly as monumental as they once were once you hand them to him.
    Sue
  3. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    Thanks. Another great post! I`m going to find me a trouble tree. It`ll sure come in handy.

    Take care,
    Sandy
  4. Sunshyne1027

    Sunshyne1027 New Member

    I wish some people I know, would do that, hang their troubles outside and not bring them in. Nice post. I will pray that people do just that. It makes others so miserable.
  5. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    What a great Post !! I think we all need a trouble tree to hang our troubles upon.
    Thank You so much for sharing this wonderful post with all of us.

    Blessings, Judy