What a great faculty God has given us, the power to choose and to decide. It is our Loving Creator’s equitable way, and we are made in His image and likeness. This world we live in is one of contrast, the highest highs and the lowest of lows. We can never know great happiness until we have tasted sadness.Everything under the sun is like this, ranging in a spectrum from positive and pleasant to negative and nasty.
We can bless this negative contrast when it shows up and quickly move away from it, keeping the lesson of value. Be grateful for it, for it is merely the indication that something equally better exists and is therefore possible and preferred.
God tells us many times in the Bible that is our faith with sets the standard and raises the bar. According to our faith it is done.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Our mental mansion can be a house of pain, regret, and bitterness, or it can be a home built of acceptance, gentleness, and gratitude. Mistakes are how we learn, loss is where we gain appreciation, disappointment is where we sharpen resolve. God also promises us double for the trouble, stating that everything lost to the locust shall be restored. That which the thief has taken shall be remanded back to us.
Joel 2:25 I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.
Proverbs 6:30-31 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
So, we are encouraged to live in a state of peacefulness and joy. Leaving worries aside, for they serve no positive purpose.
You get to choose, choose wisely!
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
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