We all go through it.
The hard times come and go followed by some good times and then something hard may happen again.
Life is definitely a roller coaster ride.
We all throw our hands up when we get to the peak of the ride of life, but what do we do when we are in the dips or bumpy parts of the ride? I typically scream and hold onto the coaster for dear life.
Some of us keep our hands up. & that's good, you daring souls. Then there are those like me, who curl up, close their eyes, and wait for it to be over.
Which way should we really approach the dips and valleys of the roller coaster of life?
Confidence that it will indeed be over soon, I will make it through, and that my life was built on a firm, sturdy foundation.
It doesn't matter if you keep your hands raised high or if you may be one to curl into your seat like me. It matters that in your mind, you are confident you will make it through. That you trust that your life is in good hands.
to do I do while waiting for the hard times to subside?
Although I approach the hard times in confidence, I pray to God to help me through it, to keep my strength and to not lose focus on the good things.
2] Really focus on those good things.
It's SO easy to cloud your mind with negativity, ESPECIALLY during times of hardship, But for me, it is crucial to keep the good things flowing in my mind so I can remain confident I will make it out just fine. (Philippians 4:8, Galatians 5:22)
3] Don't do anything crazy. Don't jump off the roller coaster because you'll end up really regretting that. Instead just wait.
Do the things above and wait. Wait in expectancy that I will indeed make it through so I can look back and realize I am in a way better place than before. Then I can approach the next dip on the coaster with even more confidence!
You know how I said your life was in good hands on the roller coaster of life?
Well that's because, lucky us, Jesus is the controller of this ride.