If you don't know that reference - you are younger than I am. Google "I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden." or not.
I can’t turn on the TV without hearing about more illness, deaths, serious danger – fear. If not the virus, it’s financial ruin because of business closings. Jesus didn't say in this world we would have an easy life--or a rose garden.. He said in this world we would have trouble.
Not much joy in homes around the world. Not much peace. That is, if we get our joy and peace from circumstances. Relying on the stability of life in this world has never been a safe bet. Ask the person receiving an unexpected Cancer diagnosis, or the family cleaning up the rubble of a home destroyed by a tornado.
Certain joy and certain peace comes from one source only.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing. (Romans15:13- look this up for exact Scripture)
My part? Belief. Faith. It is my choice to believe, and to depend on the God of the universe, my Creator.
So I’ll take my dog for a walk and thank God for the sunshine today and that the weather is nice enough today that we can get out of the house.
Let’s take this one day at a time.
An article containing my study of Romans 15:13 will soon be available on the Christian Living site of BellaOnline.com
The mundane becomes inspiration.