Intro: Getting off the Roller Coaster

Intro Getting off the Roller Coaster

Intro: Getting off the Roller Coaster

Life is like a roller coaster. We all face times that send our hearts to the heights of Mt. Everest and to the depths of the Dead Sea. One day we are experiencing laughter with friends and family, feeling love and joy in abundance. The next day something happens that shatters our world. We lose someone we love. Our job is terminated. A friend hurts us deeply. A child makes choices that are life changing. Betrayal has taken place. Financial security has been lost. 

When our world is turned upside down, what do we do? Sometimes even that question can cause our minds to spin. We may become immobilized with fear, angry at the circumstance, or sometimes just plain stuck. We may feel like we are in the ocean barely treading water, with no way to make it safely to shore. 

This blog is about finding ways out of those emotions and living in the joy God has for us in all the circumstances of life. Jesus told us that he came to bring life in abundance, overflowing in joy and peace. How do we find that abundant joy when everything we know has been turned upside down, when we are sinking in the salt of tears? I invite you to join with me as we ride the rollercoaster with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Together we will be encouraged as we discover the abundant joy God has promised!

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