Have you ever had a rough patch? Have you ever had a series of days, weeks, or months where you felt isolated, unappreciated, misunderstood, or even discouraged because of your relationships with others? Stretches like these can quench your desire to connect deeply with others.
Apparently, Asaph, the author of Psalm 77 had his share of rough patches. His were so rough that he lost sleep, couldn’t pray, and even thought God had turned against him. But instead of soaking in his sorrows, Asaph shifted his focus to the good times. He remembered that life isn’t always rough, and there is light at the end of our seemingly endless tunnels.
When you find yourself in a rough patch in your relationships, do like Asaph – remember the good times. Some of the best advice I ever received conveys the same message: don’t let your highs get too high or your lows get too low. Keep everything in perspective – life won’t always be rough.
Thought to Consider:
How do you handle your rough experiences?