Looking Forward

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As we begin a new year our life’s road stretches out before us.  Look ahead; what do you see?

Like the picture you might see cold snow and ice for a piece, and then the thaw of spring out ahead…

Maybe you are going through hard times right now; many people are.  Maybe things are going well… even many of these are worried about the future in such uncertain times.  There are nasty economic rumblings out there; in some places there are people in the streets crying out for change.  In some parts of this world there is unrest; unease everywhere.

Are you walking down your life’s road all alone?

Maybe you are going along with your family and your spouse as a strong unit; if so that’s a very good thing. If you falter, maybe they can carry you a ways…

What if you all falter… then what?

Just to be on the safe side, I like to take Jesus along on my life’s road: He can handle things that I can’t quite seem to manage on my own.  He can help me when I stumble, He can carry me if necessary; in fact He can carry the whole family if we need it. We are never alone out in the wilderness to freeze, or in the desert to die of thirst, for He fills out needs.  We are never overpowered by strangers, for He is with us.

Yes, taking Jesus along life’s road is a good idea, don’t you think?

Look!  Just a little farther and the sun is shining!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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10 Responses to Looking Forward

  1. roweeee says:

    Happy New Year, Don. We are at the other end of the temperature gauge here and it’s sunny days, blue skies and hoping for no heat waves or bush fires. I know the sorter hours of daylight affects alot of people and winter can be a particularly hard time. I have always liked the Footsteps poem where Jesus is carrying us through our toughest times yet we don’t always realise he’s doing that.
    Now that I’m a parent, I see this in my own kids. My husband and I bend over backwards for the kids and they just can’t see it. They’re ungrateful and don’t keep up their end, which is pretty much like how so many of us treat God.
    Hmm…need to boot myself up the backside there…ungrateful sod!
    Best wishes & God Bless,

  2. paulfg says:

    Happy Noo Year, Don! 🙂

  3. claire says:

    Reblogged this on Song Bird Songs and commented:
    Great New Year thought!

  4. claire says:

    Great post – so true! Gonna reblog. Happy New Year!

  5. reocochran says:

    This is a great way of having us think of others, remembering that we are not the only ones on the world. So many more worse off and struggling. . . Happy 2016 to you. Smiles, Robin

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