🎶…Oh, what a beautiful day! 🎶
🎶…I’ve got a beautiful feeling…everything’s going my way. 🎶
I started singing this song yesterday morning when I was making my bed. I had opened the blinds and was greeted by a cheery, blue sky. The sun was bright and warm and I welcomed it like a long, lost friend.
This song just popped into my head and I sang it out loud. But I didn’t get too far into the song when I got to everything’s going my way. I wondered if that was a truly a good thought or not. I suppose it’s how one views it. Right away I thought about how selfish we are as a people. A good day is when everything goes as planned. If something happens to throw off a part of our day, we tend to lose it, and all of a sudden it’s a bad day. Or at least, not a very good one.
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer…
Should we be wishing that everything goes our way? I’m kinda glad that not everything has gone how I’ve wished. I’ve seen things in my rear view mirror and so glad it didn’t happen the way I wanted. Some things I still wish and hope for because I believe they would be good. But not everything should go our way.
I’ve learned many things the hard way because of getting what I wanted, when I wanted it. Strength and wisdom come from hard things. Many of those relationships and/or things and/or situations went south pretty quickly. I’ve learned to be a wee bit more patient with age.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…
Wishing for everything to go our way is a little selfish. Of course, we want to have things go smoothly but that just isn’t how life works. And that’s probably in our best interest. Realizing this lowers expectations and when things do go our way, they are much better appreciated.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Jesus never said this life would be easy. In fact, quite the contrary. If everything was perfect on earth no one would work toward Heaven.
Thank you for visiting on a wintry Sunday for a hot cup of coffee. Be grateful for sunny skies on imperfect days. ♥️
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.