Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Too will Pass

This Too will Pass
Today is full of stressful and awful news. Scandals related to the military, national security, and all things Washington, D.C. But know this: This too will pass!

Listening & viewing to CNN this week, I was inundated with negative news, political scandals/infighting, and an attack(s) upon the Institution of Family.

Dealing with the Storms of Life

In previous weeks, I blogged about the 2012 Presidential election, Honoring Veterans, and Money management for the Military. One recent area of interest was the FRANKENSTORM of NY/NJ. Talking about goes without saying.

As I've watched the images and ravages of Hurricane Sandy on television, the faces of the affected residents struck me in a very profound way. One would expect utter despair...but no, I saw hope and optimism. Not one, not two, not three...but multiple citizens emphasized Resilience. Hardiness and toughness and grace.

Personally, I can't offer any sageness of words or magic blue pill bullets for overcoming adversity. Really, it's a question of how long can you or I hold on. One prescriptive recipe that has helped me to weather the storms of life, is the 23rd Psalm.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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