Some days are great – some days are…well, not so great.
Some days we feast at the table of blessings…some days we nibble at crumbs of despair.
Feast or famine.
That’s how life seems to go.
Some people would tell you that it’s all how you look at it. That’s true. (I’m a “glass half-empty” sorta girl…FYI). But even the most “rose-spectacled optimist” in the crowd would have to acknowledge that sometimes life throws curveballs. And sometimes, we get hit by a pitch…hard…and it hurts.
Up and down – we travel an uneven path.
I saw on a blog last week, lovely pictures of a young girl’s perfect wedding day – she had cancer – 5 days later, she died.
I have a friend who got the best news, and the worst news, of her life – on the same day.
I know another friend who celebrated her child’s birthday – and then was told by her husband that he didn’t love her anymore.
These stories could go on and on…
Someone asked me the other day, “When does it get any easier?”
Jesus knew how life waxes and wanes. He knew it was happy and hard. He knew it was lovely and loathsome.
“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows…”
Oh Lord, what do You have to say to a “glass-half-empty” person? How can You bring comfort to the aching soul that’s afraid to enjoy happiness, for fear that tragedy is lurking right around the corner? What do You say to the ups and downs of life?
“I am your Shepherd.
I will give you all you need.
Learn how to rest…in Me.
I will give you peaceful streams of Living Water.
I will renew your strength.
I know the path is uneven – but I will guide you, if you let Me.
I will show you how to bring honor to My Name.
I know that life has very dark valleys – I’ve been through them Myself.
But even when you walk IN them, I will help you walk THROUGH them.
You don’t have to be afraid.
See, I am here, close beside you.
You can trust My rod to correct you.
You can lean on My staff to comfort you.
I will protect you in the presence of the enemy.
He will not conquer you.
I will give you a purpose in life.
I will fill that half-empty glass to overflowing!
My goodness and unfailing love will be with you.
In fact, I’ll pursue you if you wander.
And I’m going to do this every day of your life.
For you are going to live with Me forever.”
Feast or famine…
…He still feeds me.
“…But take heart, because I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD!” (John 16:33b)
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