Sometimes life just “happens”. This last week my position was eliminated. I was discouraged and disheartened. However, I noticed in my area there were a lot of people who were going through the same emotions as I was. So, I sat down at my desk and as I was waiting for my dreaded meeting, I began to reach out first to those who were being displaced to give encouragement. Then I realized there are those who are left in the aftermath of the turmoil who are just as discouraged and sad. I got up and began to go to those who would make it through the elimination, but would lose friends and coworkers. They needed to know that it would be alright, that things would become normal again. They needed to know God was still on His throne and still in control. The things happening all around them were no surprise to Him.There is a scripture that came to mind,
Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:.
There will be times when life hands you set backs and you will have a choice: be bitter or be better. Which will you be?