Everyone has those days where they feel like life is not going as planned. You know the ones where you spill your drink on your new shirt or you get stuck in traffic and end up being late. These little incidents begin to pile up throughout the day. Often people refer to this as having bad "luck". Others have numerous blessings and thank their "luck" for the great circumstances in their lives.
Merriam Webster defines luck as "a force that brings good fortune or adversity" or "favoring chance". Because March is known for St. Patrick's Day; luck, clovers, pots of gold, and leprechauns can be heard in conversation. Let us not forget to thank our real blessing giver instead: God!
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17
What about the bad luck? Why would God allow us to have these terrible days? From the very beginning, sin brought trouble. In Avery Foley’s blog, “Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?”, she mentions that “in order to have the good news of the gospel, you must have the bad news of Genesis.” Foley also points out that “creation only became broken after sin.” Sin brought punishment, disease, and death, but the gospel of Jesus Christ bring forgiveness, healing, and life!
In John 16:33, Jesus tells us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Wow! The words “overcome the world” should make your heart jump for joy! God did not leave us in trouble. He has made a way of healing, restoration, and life eternal with Him through his perfect son, Jesus! Praise the Lord!