“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” -Abraham Lincoln
On the battle field of motherhood, it can be hard to see the roses when it seems like you have better chances of seeing soiled linen. Your eyes can be so full of dish water, that you can’t see to the win. The same goes for any other season of life. The circumstances around us can seem so overtaking that they stand between us and hope. Leaving us grasping in the dark even without hope for the light. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12. It takes a consistent hope to fuel the plucky optimism we need to see the bright side.
This brings us to our next choice challenge, “Making the choice to see the glass full.” Because seeing the glass half full isn’t quite full enough. Seeing the glass full is knowing where our hope is and seeing the good in the midst circumstance. The good in every circumstance is the God in every circumstance. He is in every season and every circumstance, we just have to make to choice to see Him. Our FULL glass is Jesus. He is the hope in the trial, the light in the dark and the rose in the thorn bush.
“This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.” 1 Timothy 4:10. Fixing our eyes on the true hope will change our perspective and adjust our focus so that we can move forward with a victorious mindset and a joyful heart. We already have the victory no matter what it looks like around us. So today let’s look at the roses. Let’s find Jesus in every space. Lets look at the glass Full!
“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” Romans 12:12