Troubles. I’ve got a few.
A couple weeks ago my internet was wonky. It’s difficult to be a social media addict and have internet woes so I sent an email to our provider to let them know that service was spotty. I went onto their website to find out where to send a service request and found that the email to direct my request was the following: [email protected]
Now I don’t know about you but that struck me as funny. Troubles. Not help. Not support. Not assistance. Troubles. In the plural form.
I guess we all have troubles. Thankfully my troubles that day were just a momentary thing and not long lasting but some troubles –oh yes–they can be troubling. Our response to those troubles can indicate what kind of person we are.
When I was younger I must admit I let worry come into play a great deal when I had troubles. Several times I can recall being physically sick due to the events happening in my life. As time has gone on I have become much better at handling those events and concerns and maybe there is wisdom that comes with age or something because now I find myself to be almost always optimistic in the thick of troubles. Almost always.
Troubles come in all shapes and sizes and usually at times when it is not convenient. Not sure why that happens but it does and it is up to each person to figure out how to deal and handle difficult situations. Many folks have different ideas how to cope but bottom line in my life is to simply acknowledge the situation and turn it over to God. Somedays I am better at that than others – after all – I am still a work in progress.
Troubles are going to come. It’s a fact of life. How we choose to address those troubles is up to each of us.