Daily Delight

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I spent part of last week curled up in bed fighting a cold. I was congested, coughing, and my whole body ached. I missed a day of work, took cold medicine, slept, and generally felt sorry for myself. It’s hard being sick when you live alone as it’s difficult to find the energy to take care of yourself so that you will get better. But I think the worst part is, even though I knew I’d recover after a few days, in the moment it took so much energy just get out of bed, it was hard to feel that I would be healthy again soon.

It's like that in so many areas of our life. We're riding high one minute, everything seems to be falling into place, and then something hits us (or everything hits us all at once) - our significant other wants to see other people; a parent has been diagnosed with cancer; a friend or family member passes away; we lose our job. We get so wrapped up in the good times (and rightly so) that we don't think about what devastating event could be just around the corner. Of course, it works the other way too. When we are in the throes of hard times, it's difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We can't imagine how things will turn out better.

I have a friend who says that one of her favorite phrases from the bible is “It came to pass.” She would always follow that with – remember that whatever it is, it doesn't come to stay, it comes to pass. If things are wonderful and beautiful and the road rises up to meet you each day, enjoy it, live it up - because it will pass. If you're struggling through life's challenges and can't see God's light, that too will pass. Life is full of seasons - some warm and beautiful that bring calm breezes and new life; some cold and harsh that bring strong storms. Whatever season you find yourself in, look for the lessons and remember that this time, like all times, comes to pass.
...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. -Psalm 30:5 (NIV) 

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Kyndle Huey≫ ≫Kyndle Huey is 30-something southern girl who calls Birmingham, Alabama home. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her simplest pleasure is a good cup of coffee with a side of great conversation. She hopes you will join her in conversation here.


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