always optimistic

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank


(my new tomatoes in my “containers” / Julie Cook / 2017)

All my life, I’ve tried to be optimistic.
Yet at the same time….
I am fully aware that there is a difference between being optimistic
verses being a perpetual optimist.

I am optimistic but I also know, as I expect, that the positive will be met by the negative—
as in…for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction…
kind of like a tug of war…..

I have always been fully aware of the notion that if it can go wrong, it most likely will…
It’s like Newton’s Law but more like Murphy’s…

Yet at the same time, I honestly believe that the final outcome can and will be good.
It’s just that it most likely won’t be a bed of roses getting there.

I call that being a realist.

For I can see the trials and tribulations,
the “what if” scenarios,
the “if it can go wrong, it will” sort of life’s moments….
Because I firmly believe in a great battle that is constantly raging all around us…
as in a deeply troubling spiritual battle….

Yet in the end I believe, as I know, that “all things work together for good to
them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28)…
As in the Good guy not only doesn’t finish last but in reality He wins,
And not only does He win, He actually triumphs…
In turn, making those of us who have believed,
the real winners…

So on the one hand, I try very hard to be optimistic and always ever hopeful….
yet as a realist, I know that the end result will not come readily nor easily…
but I know, without a doubt, it will come….

I think we call that perseverance…

So therefore during these day’s of doubt and despair,
in this uncertain time of anger and hate,
in these days of trepidation, mistrust and missteps…
may we each remain ever hopeful…for in the end…
there will always be the winning Love and Grace of God…

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

12 comments on “always optimistic

  1. Wally Fry says:

    For sure. Sometimes hope and trust is all we have, because we just don’t get it occasionally

  2. Lynda says:

    “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
    This is how we live from day to day, knowing in our hearts who holds the future and who walks with us every single moment of every day.

  3. Hope is all we can live on when things do not go our way.
    Lovely share dear.

  4. Melissa Presser, Lover of Jesus says:

    Gorgeous

  5. Absolutely and amen!!!! 🙂 ❤

  6. SLIMJIM says:

    Let me know if there’s anything I can pray for you for Julie

  7. Citizen Tom says:

    Among us human beings, great optimists are software designers and gardeners. The greatest optimist is someone who prays.

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