Bad decisions happen. Cars break down. Hot water heaters flood. Winds blow, trees fall, lightening strikes and storms unexpectedly impact our journey. Consider it a gift. Easier said than done, right?
James 1:2 MSG “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.” It’s true though. So very true. It’s also true that sometimes we are not going to come out on top. We are going to have situations that take our breath away. We are gonna feel the pain. We are going to allow anger to rise. We are going to experience disappointment in ourselves and others. That is until we find the good. There is ALWAYS good. It’s there. It’s right there in front of us screaming ‘look at me - look at me’! We must look. We have to decide to look for the good and find the joy. Joy is a gift, don’t give it away without looking. We must not allow the devil to steal our joy. Look for the good. It’s there. If you can’t see it, look harder. It’s there. It’s right there. Take back the joy.