Years ago while working for my father-n-law we were riding to get our last pay check; the contractor we were working for had just laid us off. I was thinking how was I going to pay the bills? No money and no work; it looked very bad. That’s when my father-n-law said something to me that I have never forgotten. He simply said to me these few words “the sun is going to shine again.” I actually knew what he meant and those few words have helped many times. In other words he was saying don’t put a period when you should just put a comma. Too many put a period when times are tuff, some go as far as to end their lives. Now that’s definitely a period when it should have only been a comma. Marriages come to an end and a period is placed upon it without ever trying to make it work. Those periods are costly; they not only cost each one of us but also the ones we love. We put periods on our learning when we should put a comma. We put a period on a friendship when we should put a comma. We judge others and feel that they will never amount to anything so we put a period when it should be just a comma. We put a period in our lives and quit just before topping the hill. I like what the Apostle Paul had to say, he said “I can do all things.” Wow what an attitude to have and if that is all we were to read it would sound as if Paul was arrogant and proud but there is more that he had to say.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
You see Paul said I can do all things not through myself but it is through Christ and in Him do I find the strength to do all things. Now think about where you may be putting a period when it should be just a comma. Paul was ship wrecked but it was only a comma. Paul was bitten by a poisonous snake but it was just a comma. Paul was beaten and left for dead but it was just a comma. Paul was imprisoned and knew that his day of death was fast approaching but it was only a comma.
2Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
2Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Just comma’s in his life, for he saw beyond what others saw as periods to what was laid up before him. Paul knew that this life wasn’t permanent. I went by the grave of my grandmother yesterday she’s been gone 55 years and still engraved on her tombstone are these words “Earth has not Sorrow that Heaven can’t Heal.” Don’t be so quick to put a period learn to put commas for it is true Earth has its sorrows, but one second in Heaven will heal all those sorrows.
Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: