Life belongs to the living,
and those who live must
be prepared for changes.
June 5th- Change
God knows change can make your life richer. Live for today but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God’s love in every event, every circumstance, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself. Don’t get stuck in a rut or hung up on an outdated blessing. You serve a God of change!
Just as the seasons change, so do we. Some changes we can choose, others we do not. Changes can take courage. It is the ability to act in spite of feeling insecure or uncertain.
It seems that most all of us, no matter what our ages, experience moments when sadness becomes joy filled. It can be the point of great triumph over thin odds or a simple change of heart. Our sorrow changes into joy
Things like our positive attitude, perspective change, and faith can turn sorrows into joy. Change is a part of life and a process that cannot be avoided. Some changes are easier to accept than others, but the decisions about how to cope with those changes are ours.
Whatever sorrow shakes from our hearts, far better things will take their place.
Joy is what gives us the strength and the fortitude to withstand whatever circumstances may come into our lives. Joy takes time. It can be a by product of living a savored life, of having time and taking time to smell the flowers. Take the time to let the fragrances and aromas of life penetrate to the deepest part of your being, where they can be savored.
Joy also requires our saying yes, to life, to the life we’ve been given, to the hand we’ve been dealt. Probably many of us have woken up one day to discover that the script we’ve been handed in the play of life is not the part we thought we were trying out for.
It seems to me that joy requires a deep willingness to accept how little of our life is actually within our own control. Life brings arrivals and changes and departures, and that’s life. To rejoice is to say yes to what is there.
God always has much bigger things in mind than our little circumstances. And even though His ways of accomplishing His will in our lives are not always our ways, His ways are always much better. In God’s good plan, there is a reason why today is not tomorrow.
May joy fill your days.
May you be happy.
May you be happy.
Remember: When life knocks you down, you’re in the perfect position to pray!