Life has hit all of us with a curve ball. How will we respond? Going into the “fight the good fight” mode I strive to remind myself, “No matter what, I have a choice. Will I trap myself in a quagmire of self-pity or will I look for the silver lining?” Sometimes it's an easy road, but more often, the road is full of ditches and rocks that challenge my persistence.
Most of us struggle with life's ups and downs. Yet, Covid-19 has greatly intensified anxieties and a sense of loss. Looking for ”silver linings” is more important than ever. Often, the prayer, "Help me, Jesus” is all we can muster. Choosing to dive into favorite scriptures helps me refocus on the reality of Jesus especially Psalm 23. It reminds me that I am not alone in the valleys or the feasts. The Good Shepherd guides and sustains me.
As I wash my dishes, I'll be following a plan
All of us have asked the age-old question, “Why?” It’s the most normal yet the most dead-end question in the English language when it comes to sorting out life’s painful events. Often, no answer is available when we face heartbreak or disappointments. What does the Bible say to us?
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Yet another silver lining!