“Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine…”
So the song goes Father.
It could have been a word of encouragement You gave to us through the song writer for times when things are hard.
But could it also have been a reminder for when things aren’t really hard but just aren’t as good as we would like them to be?
We know You and we follow after You but sometimes Father…it’s not that things are bad…it’s that things…well things aren’t all that great. It doesn’t seem like we’re in the right place or in the right spirit as we go about daily living.
We are so blessed. Are we just a little spoiled?
Maybe there is something wrong and this spirit of pointlessness or sense of insignificance or importance that comes over us from time to time is Your way of getting our attention.
Or maybe we are slack in acknowledging our blessing, that You do love us and have become dull to the joy that that knowledge should give us.
Maybe we have become insensitive to…gratitude... chosen not to focus on, take count of , be truly appreciative of so much good in our lives and let… just little things distract us into a mood of sorts.
I don’t know Father. There is so much good. No, we shouldn’t pretend all is well when it isn’t. But those things shouldn’t interfere or prevent us saying “It is well…with me…” and having peace and confidence that we have value, our actions are important, life is meaningful, every day is something to be looked forward to, we do accomplish things .
Father, increase in us a greater ability to seek and find good and to be truly grateful for it, in the non-spectacular and common occupations of everyday life and to be able to see the miraculous in what we have gotten used to seeing and hearing. There is so much good Father. Enable us to appreciate it and be glad in it. We look to You and we listen for You and we trust in You.
We hear Your words of encouragement Father through the song writer ,
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine. We’ll understand… it… all bye and bye.
We love You Jehovah, Yahweh, Abba Father.
In Yeshua’s name we pray,
From song “Farther Along” By: uncertain Credited to W.B.Stephens, Most versions use Stamps-Baxter arrangement.
From song “It is Well With My Soul By Horatio Spafford