We not only yearn for the good ole' days; we hope for better days ahead.
Our lives are made up of bitter and sweet; sunshine and rain, adversity and prosperity.
We can learn to be grateful for both happiness and heartache. It’s easy to see the plus side of equations; yet, negatives (our times of trouble) can draw each of us closer to the Lord.
Better days will come.
"But they now aspire to a better land - a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them (Hebrews 11:16 HCSB)."
The Creator is the architect, city planner and zones coordinator. Our comfort zones will have no boundary lines of restriction. He knows our every need.
Not only has God created the city but He prepares our dwelling places as well.
“Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also (John 14:1-3 HCSB).”
And now… He’s preparing us.
“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6 HCSB).”
Yes, our day will come.
This brings to mind a song written by Bill & Gloria Gaither; “What a day that will be.”
Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Coosa Journal, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter, Jo Krueger's Every Day in God's Word. http://www.pamforddavis.com