I’ve been going through a time of personal struggle and grieving the last week and a half. Last night I read this chapter, focusing on this verse and it reminds me that there is hope at the end of heartache. “And hope does not disappoint….”
Thank you again, Tom, for being a faithful encouragement within the blogosphere.
Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
Psalm 126:5 (NIV)
I am reminded this morning that Jesus said the sun shines on both the good and evil, and that rain falls on both the righteous and unrighteous. No matter what path we take or where we find ourselves in our life journey upon this earth, there will be good times and there will be bad times for every one of us. I have learned along the way that the real question is not what happens to us, for we all will have our personal share of both pleasures and pain. The real question is how we respond and what we choose to do with both our blessings and our tragedies.
I want the innumerable blessings that shine on my life to create in me a trinity of tangible responses:
- Gratitude: I wasn’t entitled to the blessing, I need to be thankful.
- Grace: I have been shown…
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