The roller coaster of this human experience can be tiring. I both get caught up in the abundant joys and forget about the pain in this world, and get caught up in the pain and forget about all the beauty this life has to offer. I believe God is calling me to embrace both of these realities as displays of His lavish goodness.
I fall victim to the trap of “Life’s good, God’s good!”, and forget to see things through a lens much higher than my own. In times of sorrow, stress, and all else this world throws at us, I tend to cry out to God, begging him for a fix of endorphins when in reality, it is through these things that he is producing in me something far greater than I could ever craft on my own.
It is in both joys and difficulties that His grace is abundant and I am so thankful to have a God who gives me what I need above what I think I want.
For our light and momentary troubles are producing for us an eternal glory which far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17