Afflicted or Merry?

I don’t claim to have been inspired in the same way those who wrote Scripture were. However, I do believe God does “inspire” us at times to write things under the guidance of the Spirit, things which, when we look back on them, seem like they were written by someone else – and maybe they were.

The post I am reblogging is one such example. As I read it this morning I was convicted in my spirit. God originally led me to write these words a couple of years ago, but now they are being used to minister to me. It’s not strange; it’s not funny; it’s a God thing.

So, in all things praise the Lord anyway!

Proverbial Thought

Proverbs 15:15 

“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.”


Have you ever known someone who feels like nothing ever goes his way? I have a friend who says, “Figures” when something doesn’t go the way he wants or plans. In other words, he feels he should have expected things to go wrong. How defeated is that?

Those who feel like the world is against them, that fate hates them, and that every wish upon a star is doomed to utter failure are not happy people. There are no silver linings, only clouds, and all the glasses are half-empty due to some conspiracy hatched in a neighbor’s mind.

“Praise the Lord, Anyway”

Then there are those people who take what’s handed to them with grace and a smile. They are the ones who end up truly brutalized and…

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  1. I’ve written things like that before, too. When you go back and read them you think “Wow, one smart person wrote that, and I don’t think it was me.” My best poetry is like that. Peace, Linda

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