Problems are normal. Pain is real. We need not doubt the grace or mercy of God when we go through either. But allow God to so fill our hearts with courage and faith. So that we exhibit Christ’s character, even in the midst of challenge.
I kind of chuckle sometimes and think about the song “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.” May not have been a spiritual song but it sure applies.
I watched my father go through unbelievable times of pain and suffering. But somehow he always managed to find a way to bring a little humor, brevity and courage to the moment. I watched my sister Detra deal with the horrors of a fatal bout with cancer. It was so funny, as I took her to treatment and she was dying; many times people much better off than she would come up to her and tell her about their terrible situation. Detra sat there with her styled with and listened with interest; and cared about each one. And never told them as she listened, that she was dying. She had almost a Regal & Noble kind of Courage.
Faith will not keep us from facing these awfully tough moments of life. But we can leave those around us with a message of Hope and inspiration in the way we Face our challenges.
If we keep our eyes on the joy of the life to come. And on the responsibility of sharing the light and Love Of Christ with others in this life, even in the midst of our adversities. We will bless others no matter what, even in the midst of our trials. Also, We will somehow find a way leave a legacy of life and love; and surely experience Amazing Grace ourselves.
Chin up. The glass is half full. Ask God to show you some unexpected joy in what you face today. Be looking. Slam-