God sees everything from the beginning to the end. But you have a limited view. Although in the moment you may be feeling defeated or forgotten, God sees the final scene. And from his perspective, it’s beautiful.
Too many people have lost their joy and are suffering a chronic case of the “woe-is-me” syndrome. They’ve either forgotten or never learned that amidst the desert-like sadness, sorrow, tragedy, and grief of life, God has planted beautiful oases of joy, peace, celebration, and laughter. This shouldn’t surprise us, though. The world in which we dwell focuses on the negative. Weather forecasters speak of a 30 per cent chance of rain. Why not a 70 per cent chance of sunshine? Movies and television delight in exposing the dirty, disgusting underbelly of society.
Temptation is always present, no matter who you are. It knows no barriers and doesn’t play favourites. When you’re tempted don’t linger; determine in your heart to resist.
Our earthly lives revolve around the people we love and the things we enjoy: spouses, children, friends, home, work, treasured possessions…even our hopes and dreams. These people, places, and things form the piers and beams of our daily existence, creating structure, comfort, and security. Remove one, and we experience an earthquake that shakes the framework of our lives.
The new Wildwood library is nearly complete and Miss Harbor's class has been given the honour of making it something to go on permanent display. Ned knows just the thing and sets off to create his masterpiece. But his pride and anger put the project—and his life—in jeopardy! Can his friends save him from destruction?
When you do something wrong, it is no one's fault but yours. You can't blame your parents, your friends, your co-workers, or anyone else. You are ultimately responsible for your actions.
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