Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Over the last couple of weeks, I have talked to friends and family that have been struggling to deal with the events that life has been dumping in the laps as of late. A co-worker who just buried her best friend the weekend before last was at her parent's for dinner last night, and her father had a heart attack.

Another friend is struggling with a son's addiction and pursuing intervention. Another struggling with customers who drop of tons of work but then duck and dodge him when its time to pay and pick up their work. Another dealing with a son debating dropping out of college. The list goes on and on.

At times, we can get caught up in the events of day to day life and begin to feel like its a frustrating struggle. But be of good cheer. Remember what Jesus told his disciples at their last meeting?

John 16:33:  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

There is light just past the darkness, press on through.



Ben said...

We struggle, because we fail to remember it's HIS will, not OURS being done, and also remembering His plan, not ours is perfect. As human's, this can be so difficult to comprehend but as you said, "be of good cheer..."

Mike said...

I think all of us know down deep inside that we can't hold our lives together. We all have a God shaped hole in us that only He can fill. He's our creator and that's how He made us. It gives us the opportunity to talk about Jesus' love and saving grace. I don't always remember to do that though.

I'm sorry about the troubles of these people around you Allen. Thank you, though, for the reminder that there are hurting people all around us.

Adam Tucker said...

Amen brother! These kind of times are so tough... Just have t keep the Faith!

Kathleen Jennette said...

Be of goog cheer. That's the only way to be. I have been through so much these past 4 years or so and it seems to never end. I try to only stay positive and try to really only post positive things so that I can keep my head high above the muck. So sorry to hear about your friends. It too shall pass with friends like you standing by their sides.

Pam said...

Thanks for the great reminder! Lost my mom one year ago and my dad a couple of years before that. If not for the grace and love of God I'd be without hope.

chris said...

press on to the glory that awaits for God keeps good on His promises... Our life here is short compared to eternity and this is simply our preparation for greater things. Great post Allen!!