Say What? by Phillip Hazelwood; The sun's coming up in the morning...
Things are not as bad as they seem sometimes and neither are they as good as they seem to be. Our emotions can, and many times do, carry us to extremes. Uneasiness, anxiety and stress come in a creeping fear. Creeping fear is a subtle, under the radar type of dread that slowly but surely drains our faith first, then our joy, then our peace and finally our physical strength. That tension in Spirit is confusing. We know all is not well but we are not sure why.
At other times our fears come much more suddenly and so much more severe. Things happen that shake us to the core. Bad news quickly makes us confused and sorely afraid. How could this be? Why did this happen? If God is so good then why didn’t He stop this before it came to this?
As hard as it is to believe it right now, this trouble is for your later good. Things could always be worse, yes much worse, so therefore we should be thankful in everything, even though we can’t understand it right now. We are still above ground, walking among the living and contrary to what it looks like right now or how bad things seem right now, it isn’t as bad as it seems. Next month will bring a change. In a few weeks understanding will begin to come. Fight on. Hold onto your integrity. Troubles don’t last always. Be still and know that God has a plan and He will see it come to pass.
On the flip side, good and happy times are never as good as they seem. Riches and honor could soon take wings. Joy could turn to mourning in a heartbeat. It’s called life. We live in a fallen world that is filled with pain and suffering, doubt and fear. Many days are dark and cold, but then the sun comes out and flowers bloom; then storms arrive and doubt returns, but as sure as God is real, He soon sends joy and laughter and life is good again.
To sum it all up, just trust in God’s goodness, be thankful and know that everything will be alright.
Jesus is the Truth.
© KPI 2013