Scarlet O’Hara was one who always got her heart’s desire, until the Civil War. Her entire life changed in just a matter of time when the country became entangled in a nasty conflict that pitted brother against brother and took countless lives. She maintained a positive attitude and even though she lost everything, she was able to say,”Tomorrow is another day.”
We all struggle with either physical, spiritual or emotional strain. It’s something we have in common as the human race. We may succeed only to fail. We may gain happiness only to suffer loss. We may be healthy one day and get a bad diagnosis the next. Our lives are filled with ups and downs – sometimes more than others.
We could give up and surrender to those bad days. We could go down in defeat, because we’re just too tired to fight anymore. We might even search for solace in some thing, some one or some place that can give us temporary relief from our misery – but the relief is just that – temporary.
We can’t go through life beating ourselves up for not being perfect. Our homes may not look like they belong in House and Garden. Our clothes may be wrinkled from sitting in the dryer too long. Our checkbook may show a negative balance. Our jobs may have been cut. Our lives may be undergoing extreme changes. I could go on and on, but the fact is this isn’t a perfect world.
Do we give up? Of course not. We move on. We struggle, but we move on. God hasn’t promised that our lives would be easy, but he gives us the courage to face each and every day. It’s something the Cowardly Lion longed for, but already had to begin with. It’s something we all have been given by the One who loves us the most.
Tomorrow is another day!