Most of us are realistic enough

to know that life

will never be totally free

from problems.


Accidents happen,

sickness comes,

mistakes are made,

things break down.

We all know that.


But at times it seems as if

almost everything goes wrong.

Nothing whatever

seems to go right.

We simply do not know

how we will ever get

on top of things again.

And we become

thoroughly discouraged.


God understands

our discouragement.

He knows why you feel

the way you do.

And he promises to be there

when you turn to him

for help.


Others may turn away from you

when things go wrong,

but God will never leave you

when you’re down.