I know I’m not alone when it comes to wishing bad things wouldn’t happen in my life. When bad things happen, I (more than I would like to confess) do not give thanks, but I complain and whine. I ask the Father, ‘Why is this happening?’ or ‘Why me?’ and wish I could close eyes and it all be over. Unfortunately, that is not the way our Father wants us to respond. I am reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and it has really changed the way I look at life, tragedy specifically. What if we thanked the Father for the struggles right along with the victories in our life? How different would our days, months, and years look? I truly believe mine would look a lot different than they do now.
I’m over at Laced With Grace today. Come one over and be encouraged!