by Beverly Brown, Set Me Free MInistires Prayer Coordinator
A few days ago, someone close to me called me in great distress. This person has had an extremely difficult year and they had just about reached the breaking point. Something had happened just before the phone call, that under normal circumstances might have been merely an inconvenience — but this was just ONE MORE THING piled on top of many things.
I tried to calm them down, telling them I could come over the next day and help, but I'm not sure I succeeded. When I hung up the phone, the words of the song from the musical, Annie, popped into my head and I began to sing it to myself. I sent my friend a text with the words, which took me several minutes because I'm not a fast texter! My hope was that it would put a smile on their face, thinking about this poor orphan girl who was the perpetual optimist. Annie always saw the glass half full, never half empty.
Scripture gives us many reasons to look at our glass as half full despite the trials we encounter in life. In fact, God leaves us with this beautiful promise in the last book of the Bible. "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4
The next time life knocks you down – start to sing the words of Annie and see if you don't go from a frown to a smile. The sun’ll come out tomorrow! Yes, that’s true. But even more importantly, we have the Son with us always.