Saturday, January 3, 2015

Joy is Coming

“People don’t just get upset.  They contribute to their upsetness.”  -Albert Ellis

Job experienced an ample share of suffering in his life.  He lost his wealth and health, his children passed away; his wife lost faith in him (and God), and so-called “friends” betrayed him.  Job never stopped believing things would get better, and eventually God restored all he lost.  When bad things happen, it’d be easy to complain and fear we’ll never get better again.  Job’s lesson is true for us: While we can’t control many of the things that happen to us, we can control how we react to them. Choose to say, “With God on my side, I’ll get through this.”

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Psalm 30:5, KJV).