Griefs, gripes, gratitude

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever. Ps. 107:1

Every single one of us have legitimate griefs and gripes. Considering these in the context of the entire day, the entire year, our entire lives…eternity…provides some  perspective on how much emotional energy they deserve. The list of things that have real eternal consequence is much shorter than the list of things that make us worried or angry. Our problems are opportunities to experience God’s perspective and His considerable problem-solving skills in yet another way.

Lord, thank You for the eternal nature of Your love and the temporary nature of my problems.