There is a cliche floating around out there about life being “full of up and downs.” Well, that is true.
The Christian faith illustrates such times in life as the “mountaintops and the valleys” or the “seasons of testing and the seasons of rest.”
I guess, what I am thinking about is how the Holy Spirit offers us the “best of both worlds,” so to speak. Peace during turbulent seasons and storms and safe passage through the valleys of life. Rest for the weary under persecution comes through the Holy Spirit and so does wisdom to navigate the path from the mountaintop to the valley and back again.
So, the question is why do I still keep trying to overcome, pressuring myself into impossible expectations and succumbing to my own weak-minded insecurities? Thank goodness, God knew this about me before we got here – Today is so much easier as I realize He is always and will ever be in control. His plans for me are good, they prosper and do not harm me – They give me a future and HOPE.
“I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord Maker of heaven and earth….” Psalm 121