If you want to be distressed -- look within.
If you want to be defeated -- look back.
If you want to be distracted -- look around.
If you want to be dismayed -- look ahead.
If you want to be delivered -- look up!
We can hold on to sorrow, hold on to pain.
We can hold on to anger, when there is nothing to gain.
We can hold on to a thread, at the end of a rope.
But if we hold on to Jesus, we are holding on to hope.
THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING
A real Christian is an odd number anyway:
he feels supreme love for One who he has never seen;
talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see;
expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another;
empties himself in order to be full;
admits he is wrong so he can be declared right;
goes down in order to get up;
is strongest when he is weakest;
richest when he is poorest and happiest when he feels the worst.
he dies so he can live; forsakes in order to have;
gives away so he can keep; sees the invisible, hears the inaudible.