Good cannot disappear

How many times have we been tempted to feel that something really good has been removed from our experience and is never coming back? It was at just such a moment that this Bible verse was shared with me by a friend: “God is ever bringing back what disappears” (Ecclesiastes 3:15, James Moffatt Translation). It gave me hope.

The state of my human affairs seemed pretty hopeless. My husband and I were facing a divorce after 30 years of marriage. On top of that challenge, my husband’s career was imploding with a job loss. At his age, the prospects of recovering with a new job seemed bleak. We had a house to sell, and the economy had taken a sharp downturn, so the value of our house fell below the mortgage balance. We could only hope to sell at a loss. I knew that there was no good answer to be found in human reasoning. The more I tried to work things out, the more hopeless I felt. Nothing seemed to be working.

Opening closed doors
August 19, 2013

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