The Best Days of Our Lives?
We trudge forward in holiness and godliness and when we misstep, well, sin awaits and brings forth death. It doesn’t have to be this way, but we are what we are and it is that which we hate that we do and that which we love we do not.
Are the best days of our life truly the best days of our lives or are what seem to be the worst days of our life, in fact, the best? Hard to say. When I married my wife it was the happiest day of my life. Prayers answered and God sent an angel to be by my side. When I was arrested for my 4th DUI it became one of the best days of my life. At the time it seemed as if all joy had been ripped from me when in fact, death was dancing its last dance and joy was beginning to take root. It just seemed as if the darkness was something other than the shadow cast by Jesus standing over me.
Today is another day that I get to stand closer to God instead of closer to sin, as long as it is His will that I do and not mine. Left to my own accord, well, we know how that ends.
James 1 NKJV
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.