As I interact with people these days, many talk about how terrible the winter was. It is so much better to think instead of what a challenge, what an adventure it was, for you allowed it, you have reasons for it, with you nothing is random. Was it difficult, uncomfortable, not what we wanted? Yes. But “terrible” should be reserved for events way beyond that.
We can embrace what you allow or send, because we know the wonder of your love, the power of your abilities, the wisdom of your plans and the goodness of your heart. Living in the light of your mighty character makes life so much better.
It saves us from the burden of complaining, the frustration of focusing on elusive comfort instead of truth, and from the darkness of thinking about the negative instead of the many positives you have brought into our lives.
When we lift our eyes from our circumstances to you, we can chose to live the truth that knowing you, Lord Jesus, is enough for joy, no matter what.