The proverbial expression about taking the metaphorical lemons life gives you and turning them into lemonade begs always leaves you wondering where you can consistently get that much sugar.
Instead of trying to find a good perspective on a bad situation, Courtney Reissig provides the helpful perspective that sometimes Christians can only look from the sourness of life’s experiences to the sweetness of eternity.
God is not in the business of “making the best of it” when things don’t go our way. He doesn’t just sweep in and pick up the pieces after our best-laid plans fall apart. He is always working, even in our disappointments, and using those trials for a greater purpose. So we don’t deal with disappointing circumstances by picking ourselves up by our bootstraps or turning our frown upside down. Rather, we trust in the God who is always working things out for our good (Romans 8:28).
Life most certainly hands us lemons. But we need more than sweet lemonade to replace the sourness of the circumstantial lemons. Every disappointing day reminds us that this is not our home. When the days don’t go our way, we long for a better life, where there are no more tears, disappointments, sorrows, and suffering. A life where the God who faithfully promised to keep us to the end will wipe every tear of disappointment away forever. And that, my friends, is way better than even the best lemonade.
Read the whole post at The Gospel Coalition.