Circumstances will try to rob you of your joy, and the only way that can happen is if you give it away and lose sight of what really matters in life. The things we so desperately hold on to, today, will more than likely be forgotten tomorrow. Ten years from now, we will have a difficult time remembering what we had for breakfast, or the conversations we had with others in the past week.
Life is fleeting. We can dwell on the trivial and make little progress spiritually, or we can be flexible and allow the Lord to direct our steps. Sometimes, God’s answer is NO. When he tells us, no, it’s not meant to destroy our faith, it is meant to protect us from the consequences of our decisions. We are only promised, today. We can’t see the road ahead of us, but I’m thankful that the Lord walks before us and protects us.
Don’t forget to trust God, in all things, give him thanks and praise.