We’ve all had days when everything seems to go wrong.
Maybe we’ve had years when we think everything goes wrong.
And when it does, maybe we constantly cry, or grumble, or act like toddlers–because what else can we do? We can’t change it.
Maybe we can’t change it. Many times that’s true. But can we change our ways of looking at it? Absolutely!
If we are going to try to view our situation differently, that means something deep within us will need to change first.
And that something is our faith.
First: Realize that every situation on earth is temporary– our joys and our pain.
Second: Realize we are not alone. As the song says, Everybody Hurts.In fact each one of us on earth is meant to feel another’s pain. (pardon the political expression) We do that with empathy, or compassion. Some people, of course, have more compassion than others, but we need to try to think of others as we would think of ourselves.
Third: Place our faith in someone much bigger than us–God. And then, give our pain to Him.
Here’s what God says about that:
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.