The Next Time You Have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day . . .

15 May

thessWhen things go wrong in your life do you still hold on to joy? If not, open the “eyes of your heart” and fix them on the hope of Heaven given to you when Christ died on the cross. There is no suffering that we will encounter that will ever approach the level of what Jesus endured on our behalf. No matter how painful or grievous the experience, keeping hope in God makes joy less elusive.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” Romans 12:12

The Next Time You Have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day . . .

Have you ever read the classic children’s story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? When you first read the story, you think Alexander did have an unusual number of negative things happen to him, so no wonder he had a terrible day. But then you realize that Alexander’s day was filled with irritations and stressors typical to us all. They are simply part of being alive in this far-from-perfect world that suffers under the curse.

It should be good news to Alexander and to us that God is going to take away all pain, suffering, death, and tears, so we can live forever with Him and His people on the New Earth, in absolute peace, health, beauty, and happiness (Rev. 21–22). Wow! If you remind yourself of this, won’t it put what seems like a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day in perspective?

Ponder that you deserve eternity in Hell, but Jesus went to the cross so you will get what you don’t deserve, eternity with Him in Heaven.

For the article in its entirety: True Woman | The Next Time You Have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day . . ..

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: