“Do It Anyway…” By Lin T Rollins
This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad therein…
Today is Sunday, July 22, 2012. At 6:15 AM this morning, the skies over my house were dotted with light, fluffy pink clouds with a beautiful blue sky in the background and radiant sun beams shinning through the horizon…breathtaking to say the least.
To look “up” at the sky this morning, one would think that planet Earth was all at peace; but we know that’s not the case. People all over our nation and globe are facing hard times, devastating times, uncertain times, fearful times, lonely times, and times of distress, sickness, pain, and loss….Right the opposite from what the early morning skies portrayed…
YET: there’s always Hope within our hearts and lives…Not an earthly hope; not a man-made hope, but a Godly Hope that All is Well With My Soul…It’s not easy to always be cheerful, light-hearted, smiling and beaming with joy…Let’s face it…At times, it’s hard work…But, we learn to, “Do It Anyway…” How? By being determined within our hearts and minds that this “life” is NOT all there is to living….
We have countless number of promises in God’s Word (the Bible) that we, as believers and followers of Christ Jesus, are Never alone…Nothing that comes within our lives do we need to face alone…We can cry out, and cry to, our loving Savior. His arms are wide-open and extended for all of our tears, fears, and hurts…His burden is light…He knows our frame…He knows our heart…He knows when it is breaking into. He says, “Come unto me and I will give you rest for your weary soul.” (Matthew 11:28-30).
God doesn’t want us to walk around like “actors” pretending to be happy when we are not. God doesn’t want us to walk around as if there’s nothing wrong when we both know there is…The book of Ecclesiastes teaches us that there is a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…( Ecc. 3:4 & 8 KJV)…A time to live; and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace… God knows; God understands.
Yet; believing and leaning upon Jesus in ALL things takes real courage, and strength, and faith, and patience, and hope….So, we “Do It Anyway.” Do what? “Rejoice in the Lord and be glad therein (within our heart).” Why? Because we don’t know about tomorrow, but we know who holds our tomorrows and all of our todays…And, it is He who holds us that will one day wipe every tear from our eyes in the by-and-by…Who? None other than God, himself…Amen. (Rev. 22).
So, today…”Do It Anyway.” Praise the Lord and be glad “therein.” You may be hurting, but deep down inside know and be assured that God is right there with you all the way…Let your heart feel his presence today…He knows. He cares. He understands.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author
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