Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost!
We know God ordered Jesus’ steps, but He also ordered Judas’ steps. Without Judas betraying Jesus, we wouldn’t have salvation. Without Goliath coming against David, David would have never taken the throne. When things run out in your life, instead of complaining, being bitter, keep the right perspective. It had to run out so you can see the best, so you can step up to who you were created to be!
Throughout the ages, many wise people have said this same thing in differing ways, that you need to accept your experiences, both the good and bad, and move forward. The truth is you don’t need to choose to accept anything because you don’t have a choice. You are moving forward one way or another. This life is like a roller-coaster; once you are strapped-in and the ride has started, you aren’t getting off. Now you can wail and thrash about in a panic, which is no fun at all, or you can just put your hands in the air and give-in to what will surely be a ride of surprising turns, twists, climbs and falls. Just remember how lucky you are to have a ticket and try to enjoy the ride!
God’s unconditional love ensures your life is joyfully resilient through any experience!