I just wrote a few days ago that I was taking a break from writing as I am taking a much needed R&R. But I read this post today and it completely spoke to my heart and wanted to share it with you.
Especially this, "There will be people who disappoint you so badly that all you’re left with are the shattered pieces of your heart. There will be pain, there will be loss, and there will be tears. But God in His wisdom is good."
I hope that you, too, are blessed.
How to Be Happy on the Bluest of Days
Are there days when things get under your skin and you say, “Why me?” Does it seem like the minute everything is going great, it all comes apart?"
Maybe it’s difficulty with your family or friends, perhaps it’s your husband’s attitude, or maybe it’s something as small as a traffic jam. Irritations whether big or small have a way of spoiling an otherwise beautiful day. Don’t they?
So how do we fix it? How can we make our world a better place so that we’ll be happy within it?
The answer is--we can’t and we shouldn't expect to.
There will be days where you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and wish you could crawl back in. There will be people who disappoint you so badly that all you’re left with are the shattered pieces of your heart. There will be pain, there will be loss, and there will be tears. But God in His wisdom is good.
Have you ever wondered why God cursed Adam and Eve in Genesis chapter three?
I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception… cursed is the ground for thy sake;
in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
Thorns also and thistles shall it bringforth to thee; and thou shalt eat theherb of the field.
~ Genesis 3:16-19 (paraphrased)
We know that the curse is the result of man's sin. And why then are we, who are forgiven of sin, still living the curse?
Because the curse is a constant reminder that we are in desperate need of salvation. It was designed with a purpose--put there for our good—so that we might understand our need for a saviour.
We can’t change the world around us completely, but we can change the way we relate to it so that while we’re riding the waves, we keep an even keel.
All too often we have that reversed. We spend all of our energy focussed on changing our surroundings so that we’ll feel better, happier, content, and relaxed--when the reality is that this peace comes from within. No one can take that away, unless you give them that power. We develop that sense of inner peace when we trust in our saviour, the same way that the disciples learned to trust Him in the storm.
And there arose a great storm of wind,
and the waves beat into the ship,
so that it was now full. And he was
in the hinder part of the ship, asleep
on a pillow: and they awake him, and
say unto him, Master, carest thou not
that we perish? And he arose, and
rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still. And the wind ceased,
and there was a great calm.
~ Mark 4:37-39
You are loved by an almighty God,
Thank you Darlene for being His vessel and reminding me of this.