You may have noticed that there often is a great deal of bad news around here - it's that 'one thing after another' kind of life. I know we are not the only ones, but there are times when I begin to think we might just be getting a bit more than our share - until I take a quick look around and remember there are so many in much more difficult circumstances than we are in. Even so, it is wearing to be sure, and discouraging at times. I think that's why when something good does happen we are
astounded blessed and very grateful.
It's not that we are pessimistic, or even fatalistic. We have not given up hope or lost our faith in God's goodness! Not at all! However, we do see the truth in John 16:33 where Jesus said, "I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world."
Take heart dear friends! Take heart!