troubled tuesday – a good world gone wrong

Goodness can be such that we don’t even bother to notice wrongness. At other times we notice things that aren’t right, but there is such a confidence in goodness that the wrongness becomes a display for the power of good. But there are other times. Times when the spirit cannot muster goodness. Times when wrongness weighs heavy.

A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed? Proverbs 18:14 (The Message)


When one is crushed in spirit, there is at times a need that proceeds marshaling the forces of good, and optimism, and radiant cheerfulness. There may be a need to just acknowledge the problem. Scripture does that.

Lamentations 3:19-21


I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember,
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:

There is a time for laughter, and a time for sorrow. There is a time to cheer up, and a time to just wait and notice: life can really hurt.

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