Life to me is like a roller coaster it seems. Sometimes life’s up and sometimes life’s down. The up times are the joyous times such as when you are spending time with family or friends enjoying their company, you begin a new career, move into a new home or someone you love is getting married or having a baby. Events like those and many others can be considered life’s up times.
But then there are those times in life when life is down. Maybe you have lost your job or home, experienced a health set back, or someone you love has passed on.
Life – like that roller coaster – may take us up and it may take us down but that does not mean that we need to be spiritually and emotionally down – unless it would be appropriate to feel down emotionally such as when you experience loss. And that can be any kind of loss. Or in my case because of my having 2 brain tumors I live with a Bi-Polar condition. My life is more like one of those loop to loop roller coasters – up, down, and sometimes spinning round and round but it is what it is and I accept it for what it is. And with God’s grace and help, excellent medical care and the right medications in the rights doses, and the love of family and friends I make it through each and every day…sometimes more worse for the wear than others.
One thing I am certain of and that is even though life changes – God never changes. As a matter of fact it is written so in his Word, “I am the LORD and I change not.” (Malachi 3:6). And that is a great comfort and encouragement to me that when everything else around me is either up or down or spinning round and round – God is in one place doing what he does best and that is observing our situation and as we seek his face and trust in his grace he provides the help and strength we need at just the right time. And it does not get any better than that my friend.
Just a Pilgrim,