Getting through tough times ~ Good Friday style

October 28, 2011 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

~ More on Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster. We enjoy some good years and then suddenly without warning we are down in the valley of uncertainty facing financial issues, martial stickiness, illness, and more. It seems sometimes several things happen all at once like our dear friend Job in the Old Testament. You would think too, that we’d be better able to cope with the ups and downs of life. Unfortunately, at times, coping can be very difficult.

Good Friday

It probably was a very cold and sad Friday when Jesus went to the cross. So why do we call it “Good Friday?” What was so good about it? Author and Christian teacher, Joyce Meyer, says she often likes to look at how we go through our own hard times. “I think we also go through our own private crucifixion and resurrection on a regular sort of basis. Often I say, Friday always comes before Sunday.”

The message of Good Friday speaks as loudly today as it did back in the time of Christ. Back then, Good Friday was not a “good” thing. However, what it ultimately produced was a REALLY GOOD THING! And so it is in life, we must suffer, feel pain, keep working. and not give up just like Jesus did. Because the end result is one that will bring great joy ~ as in the resurrection.

How Does the Good Friday Concept Work in Our Daily Lives?

It’s simple. In our daily lives, we need to believe that when we go through tough times, the result will be good. But more than that, we need to believe that God will work it our for good.  Thanks to Joyce Meyer for her insight.

Still, getting though tough times can be much more difficult too, when you don’t know how long you’ll have to cope with the situation. So what do you do? My advice is to speak all the postive words you can, count your blessings, and have a good attitude. This is what I did through my many difficulties as I started with breast cancer into an eight-year Job experience. But more than anything, trust God.

I’ll leave you with this thought:

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. ~ Rosalynn Carter (Thinkexist.com ~ accessed October 27, 2011)

God Bless You!

Nanci

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