Thursday, May 28, 2015

Roller Coaster

Roller Coasters
 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:2-3

Oh the thrill for some to ride high, to climb higher and higher with anticipation and then suddenly the floor dropping out, the rapid descent, the abyss approaching quickly  when next it is the sound of breaks squealing, jerk stop. Then the ride begins again. For some the continual loop of riding our emotions is just like a roller coaster.  A repetitive loop of highs and lows. The reliance of measuring our lives with where we are on the loop in a particular moment. Our surroundings dictating our feelings. For many it is not a lack of desire to hop off the roller-coaster but an inability to believe we can.  How can we get onto solid ground?  I think it is with courage, we surrender it all. Surrender to our powerlessness to change our circumstances and then rest that we do indeed have a God who cares and is steady and unchanging. I cannot rely on my emotions to direct me on a straight path but I can rely on God to take me on the journey that he has set forth for me since the beginning of time. I can choose in each moment of time that I have, to abide, to stay close to the” Lord who does not change”.  Or I can choose to believe that I can somehow control my life with pure willpower and might and when that fails go soaring back down the roller-coaster.

 "For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.” Daniel 6:26

"I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. Malachi 3:6


  1. So powerful! I almost think you could go prose with this! Thank you. I needed these words.

    1. was actually starting in prose...not goin to ride the roller coaster no more.