Good news makes you feel better. Your happiness will show in your eyes. Proverbs 15:30 NCV
Saturday we broke a spoke on our tandem bicycle, and our bike training has been paused until it’s fixed.
Yesterday our lawn mower quit working, after two flat tires on it this week, so our yard is half-mowed.
These are the kinds of things that frustrate me. These small, unexpected bumps on the journey of life. Let me tell you, I could do without them.
Have any bumps on your road lately?
You may understand how I feel. After a number of them in a row, discouragement can creep in pretty fast, and I can begin to wonder what’s next to go wrong. Maybe you also know from experience it can be difficult to be grateful when you’re in the middle of a broken mess.
But, gratefulness is exactly what can snap me out of discouragement.
We start out each week sharing good news here. So, in thinking what I could share today, good news wasn’t the first thing on my mind. Until I looked around. Until I was reminded of all of the good in my life. Thank you, God!
Good news is all around us. Do we see it?
My faith. My family. The freedom we share in this country. The freedom we have in Christ. The health and happiness and all God has blessed me with. My friends. My job. Where we live. Goodness, there’s so much.
What’s broken can’t begin to touch the good God has given.
Friend, it’s your turn. What good news is around you? What are you grateful for? Even when life is filled with bumps in the road, and when things break down, and when discouragement tries to set in, what good do you see?
Let’s focus on the good.
And, let’s cheer each other on with it. I invite you to share yours below.
Because of our broken bike and broken mower, we were forced today to rest. No biking. No mowing. Nothing but spending time with some precious people in my life. And, I even took a nap!
Maybe broken things aren’t so bad after all.
Thank you for stopping by. It’s a joy to journey through this life alongside of you!
Looking for more?
Enter your email to instantly access my FREE RESOURCES - exclusively for my readers!
Your information is safe with me and will never be shared.