Sometimes life can be complicated, not knowing if we are coming or going. ‘Bleak’ is what some people think of their life, but God has granted so much grace, mercy and blessing in my life that I can hardly say that life is bleak. There’s a song that goes “Life is what you make it, There you are!… Oh, would you like to swing on a star, Carry moon beams home in a jar, And be better off than you are, Or would you rather be a mule… he kicks up at anything he hears”. (Johnny Burke) Some are just plain negative and doom is all they can see, but in the end, life is what you make it. James writes that a doubting man is like a wave driven of the wind and tossed and will get what he asks for – nothing. (James 1:6-7)
God has better things for us. The apostle Paul said “rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice.” Again he wrote in Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Praise God that my “life is hid with Christ in God” (Col 3:3) and that my feelings don’t determine my eternal destination. But as for our lifetime on earth, am I living in the promises of God, walking by faith and believing that he can and will sustain me in all of lifes circumstances, trials, joys, failures, temptations. “I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (2 Tim. 1:12) He IS able.
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,” Jude 1:24