.“Life is a rollercoaster so don’t fight it, just gotta ride it” sang Ronan Keating.I absolutely agree with that. There’re always times where things just go great in life. And then there’re those times where things just roll down the hill like the cheese in Gloucestershire, South West England. It is in those downward spiral times when we sigh and say,”C’est la vie…”A beach at the Bays of Fire, Tasmania.
What’s the point if life were all just mountaintop experiences?! I say thank God for such a blessing in the form of those sad times and the trying times! If there were no falling down, we would have no idea how high up we were, right? And as they say, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall”. If the fall hurt a lot, it probably means there’s a lot in you to have had such a tumble! It just means you had HEAPS of potential energy that got converted into kinetic energy, which was converted into hurt energy. Praise God for having brought you high up there.
What WOULD those “up”s be if there were not “down”s, right? :)
p.s Its also interesting that the downhill analogy suits this statement as well. Its so easy to just keep going downhill instead of trying to stop the momentum in order to go upwards again, eh?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.
~ James 1:2-4