There is an old saying that “setbacks may eventually set you up.” After the storm ends, the sunlight and the rainbows appear. Though life is full of challenges, no one wants to be knocked down. We don’t sit in our rocking chairs waiting for setbacks to occur; quite the contrary. Being knocked down is a happenstance of life that is often uncontrollable. Rather than concentrating on the knockdown; focus on picking yourself up. Focus on your refusal to stay in a downward position. Prepare and get ready to meet and conquer your challenges. Be positive. Gear your thinking for your big comeback, not defeat. Diligence, persistence, and determination will pay off. My Momma always said, “hard times don’t last always.”Once your storm passes, you can regroup, dust yourself off, shake off the negative residue, and move on. Higher grounds await you! The rain will end. The storm eventually passes over. Then, you will see the light of the day and the bright glaring sun shining brightly in your face! You may even become an illumination of faith, perseverance, and courage to others! Your storm and test provided a testimony! God provides the needed encouragement that uplights our spirits. In Psalms 30: Verses 4 and 5, we read:
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Happy Sunday. God bless.
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