INI + AMEN.
(1. Oops!: When the going gets tough, our heavenly treasure seems less secure.)
How does it feel when life isn’t going your way? It’s sort of a silly question, right? But how does it feel? Now, I don’t mean things like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, or you stub your toe, or you burned your dinner, or any small thing like that. I’m talking about really bad stuff. How would it feel if your farm went belly up? What about if you got diagnosed with cancer? Someone you loved died? You got laid off? I’m talking earth-shattering things. When our joy gets turned into sorrow, when something that should be a joy doesn’t go as planned, and then it’s a burden. Again, it’s a bit of a silly question because we all know the answer! We’d feel pretty bad. We might give up. When things go tragically wrong for us, we might get depressed, we might get angry. We’ll turn around and make people around us miserable, because misery loves company. Continue reading