Life’s Joy and Sadness.
Mountain tops and Valleys. More like parallel railroad tracks side by side. Joy rides on one rail and sadness on the other. Laughter and Tears commingle as we ride the train of life. Sin, tragedy, disease, suffering and death invade our Jesus Focused, Grace Oriented, Love Motivated life of peace and happiness. God’s presence and faithful promises sustain us. Faith and hope eternal, spare us from depression and despair.
“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord ‘s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord . It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him. Let him bury his face in the dust— there may yet be hope. Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.” (Lamentations 3:19-32 NIV84)