All things work together for good, it depends? (281)

For me to be that confident to declare that ‘All things work out for good’, I’d have to have resources and references far greater than anything this world can offer.

At the young age of 58, I’ve had the privilege of bypassing real tragedy 🎭 even though I’ve felt like I went to the edge a few times.

When I compare my story to others, especially my parents, my life has been a walk in the park.

Why is it in the western world especially, the rate of suicide is growing, mental illness and a sense of hopelessness is at an all time high?

We’ve never been richer, smarter or have freedoms greater than any point in history.

All things don’t feel like they work together for so many.

Why?

When life is all about reaching a destination, be it a goal, a place, a kindred community, life becomes a huge roller coaster leading nowhere.

Everything becomes so temporal, we grasp at straws to find meaning.

We reach a destination, such as a goal, place or kindred community that we dreamt about only find our misery comes with us.

Jesus said “I have come to give you life in abundance” His promise wasn’t to grant us our wishes, but to illuminate our heart to a better way.

When we place our trust in Jesus, we then can claim the resources He has to offer to make such a ridiculous statement like “All things work together for good”

My hope is not in my positivity, my hope is in the one who created the universe. Who sees all my struggles and allows me to lean on him.

Our own confidence and get go spirit can only deliver so much in life. We all run out of steam.

Activating that new life that Jesus offers goes way beyond just having a great attitude. Jesus promises to come in to any life and fill them with enthusiasm for even the most mundane things.

If you don’t believe me, try praying 🙏 to Jesus with real sincerity in the privacy of your own bedroom and see what happens.

I’ll let Jesus answer fir himself.

Have an awesome day.

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