There is a saying, “No news is good news.”
I don’t know if that is always true…for me, I’d much rather be writing something positive and upbeat. So no news is, well, no news.
How does one right about the mundanity of every day life, or the pain that is a regular part of it, without sounding negative? Yet, the truth is, life is like that for many of us. It is hard to reconcile the mix of emotions and facts of every day with the walk of faith. But if our Savior could do it, surely that is a lesson for us.
I’m rambling, but maybe I’m also thinking as I ramble – that is a huge difference between happiness and joy. If I’m going to be totally truthful, I am not happy. In fact, most days I start out weeping before the Lord, mourning my losses and asking Him to bring comfort and strength for the day. And in those moments, I find the underpinning of joy as He again reminds me of His utter trustworthiness and faithfulness in every circumstance. He reminds me that my job is to be faithful to Him and to remember that HE is the one who is responsible for the results. Only He can touch others and change hearts. I can be HIS tool, but HE is the one that causes growth and change.
Strength for each new day comes with each new day. So for now, there is no real news. I get up, I pray, I start working on my contracts, help around the house, sleep, and then a new day begins. I am thankful for HIS goodness and HIS faithfulness, as it is written:
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.”
(Lamentations 3:21-25 NAS95)