Think of it this way . . .

Some folks may suffer a devastating trauma and go all to pieces, whereas others may experience the same thing but are able to hold it together and handle the situation with admirable aplomb (i.e., with complete and confident composure). Do you wonder what the difference could be? There could be many reasons.

How do you cope with life when Lady Luck leaves and a devastating disaster descends upon your world? We’ve heard of some who felt so crushed and shattered that they took their own lives. You may remember the stock market crash of 1929, when some, who had lost their life’s savings and fortunes made in stocks became so distraught that they committed suicide (a few did, indeed, jump from tall buildings to their death on the streets of New York City).

It seems to me, after some studied observation, that one thing holding some folks back from being able to manage their adversities with true poise, is their lack of understanding the intrinsic power of meritoriously-molded morals along with the benefits of a strong spiritual stamina. I’m talking about all the good, common sense guidance offered free to any soul aspiring to the kind of living that brings blessings from the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.

“My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands…. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding…. Then you’ll understand what’s right, just, and fair, and you’ll find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.” (Prov. 2:9–10, NLT) 

There’s a world of difference between the wisdom of this world and God’s un-limited wisdom, as well as that between this physical realm and the spiritual.

“But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” (1 Corinthians 2:14, NLT)

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (2 Cor. 4:18) Think about it.

-John D.

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