| Some call it ‘the glass half-full’ rather than empty. It can be called a positive attitude, or remember the song, ‘The Sunny Side of Life’. I prefer to look at it as the poem says, even though I do use the above from time to time.
When times get rough, we as people generally look at all the bad. The hill is too steep, the water too deep, the soil is rocky, it’s too hot or too cold. I don’t think that makes us ‘bad’ people. Just ‘people’.
God knows us, and He takes care of his little sheep. I just watched a movie the other night, which I won’t title here, but some of you may have seen it. At the beginning of the movie, there is a farmer/shepherd that is training a new sheep dog to replace his old sheep dog. This ‘youngster’ just isn’t getting it. The older dog watches this ‘training’ and you can just see him shaking his head. Well, one night there is a ruckus, sheep bleating, and you know something is wrong. The farmer jumps from bed, telling the old sheep dog to ‘stay!’ . The farmer runs outside, sees the fence broken down and all his sheep…I think 200 of them…gone! He follows the bleating and barking to the edge of a cliff. The young sheep dog had driven all the sheep to jump…to their death.
This may seem a little depressing for a Monday morning, but that scene made great impact on me. So many times we are as sheep in our Christian walk and we blindly follow what is wrong. If it looks good on the outside, if the leader seems strong, just follow. We stop thinking and using just plain old common sense.
Examine your Christian walk. Do you have faith that God will lead you through the scary and dark night. Or are you doubting, being swayed by whatever sounds good at the time. Having faith causes us to look at the glass half-full during the roughest times. We KNOW that we are being led in the right direction…not over the cliff.
Doubt versus Faith
Doubt sees the obstacles,
Doubt sees the darkest night,
Doubt dreads to take a step,
Doubt questions, “Who believes?”