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February 11, 2015, 10:15 AM

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


I had a really long day this week that both drained me and inspired me. I spent the morning in a leadership class, then I went to a meeting with a hospice group. Then I spent a considerable amount of time that day with a grieving family. At the end of the day I studied with a young man who wanted to give his life to God.
I was both emotionally and mentally drained and yet full of joy over someone deciding to give their life to God. Life is like this day I had. It's full of good stuff...successes, victories, and unexpected blessings. But it's also full of failure, loss, and unexpected difficulties. Life is full of the good, bad, and even the ugly. What we must learn to do is praise God in all of it.
One of my favorite songs is Blessed Be Your Name. The song describes the good and the bad in life...the dark times and great times, but in it all we say is, blessed be Your name. We praise God in all of it. This is a choice we all must make. Much of what we go through is not our choice. But our reaction to it, our attitude, is 100% our choice. I've heard it said that when difficult things happen we can get bitter or better. Why not choose better?


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