The Ups and Downs of Life

November 1, 2019

November is here and we can’t help but think of how quickly time flies. A lot of things have happened this year—some good, some bad—but we’ve surpassed them all by the grace of God.  

Some people ask, “If God is really watching, why do these bad things still happen to me?” The simple truth is, life is made up of ups and downs. Sometimes, we are up; and sometimes, we are down. That’s the way life is. There is no way around it. But God is there to make the downs shorter and the ups longer. 

“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.”

– Psalm 107:19 

God is always watching over us. He reaches out His hand from above to lift us and deliver us from our troubles here on earth. He brings us blessings that help us pick ourselves up and get back on track. His blessings range from giving us comfort to creating the happiest memories with our loved ones.  

Whenever bad things or troubles are on the horizon, we must not fear it. As God’s children, we must know that we have a helper in Christ Jesus. 

“He sent from above, He took me,

He drew me out of many waters.

He delivered me from my strong enemy,

From those who hated me;

For they were too strong for me.

They confronted me in the day of my calamity,

But the Lord was my support.

He also brought me out into a broad place;

He delivered me because He delighted in me.”

-2 Samuel 22:17-20 NKJV

We must face life with faith in the Lord. If we live in fear of what’s to come, we will never be able to reach the level of success that God wants for us. 

“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

– Hebrews 13:6