Living between the highs and lows

Elation. Gut-wrenching grief.

Rich. Poor.

Sickness. Health.

Good. Evil.

Sometimes it amazes me how polar opposites exist at the same time in the world.

I remember vividly one day when I was at the end of my rope. I had been very sad for a long time, and I was pretty much at my low point. I was sitting at an intersection in my car thinking about myself and my problems and was on the verge of tears when a truck full of guys rounded the corner. And every single guy in the car was cracking up laughing. Like they were having a blast. Like they’d all just heard the funniest joke. They had huge smiles on their faces. They seemed really happy.

That’s when it hit me. How in the world can such highs and lows exist in the world at the same time? My world tends to revolve around me and how I feel, so this was a big eye-opener. And I think about these differences quite a bit.

But most of the time, we live in the middle. We live in the space between highs and lows. Rich and poor. Sickness and health. Good and evil.

The good news is that God is in all of it. He’s always with us, and he’s walking through it with us. We are fully loved no matter where we are.

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