“ROLLER COASTER ANDY!” Wednesday Minute

“All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.”   Ecclesiastes 2:23


Read:  Ecclesiastes 2:17-26


Years ago, we went to a theme park with another family.   The dad, Andy, was a big, robust man.  Except for one thing.  He had a fear of roller coasters.   After a lot of coaxing, he climbed in.  Scared for his life he clenched the bar and was frozen in time.   The attendant had to pull his white knuckles off the safety bar to lock it in position.


Soon the coaster was screaming down the track, but not as loud as Andy was screaming!  Then it was over.  Andy kept looking back at the coaster as we walked away.  Then he was on a new high.  Within an hour, he was ready to ride that roller coaster again.


We are a lot like that.   Once we get on the roller coaster of life, we feel like we have to ride out the highs and lows.   One minute, we feel we are on top of the world, then we are whirled into depressions, fears, times of doubt and insecurities.


Is your life on a wild roller coaster ride?   Get off the scary highs and lows and trade them for a level ride on an eight lane, peaceful, scenic super highway.   It is easier than you think.   Today, make a decision not to climb on the highs and lows of that roller coaster.   Today does not have to be a roller coaster day.


Today, you can have the peace and serenity of JESUS.   You can leave all the ‘what is going to happen next’ times at the foot of HIS cross.   You no longer have to fear the unknowns.  You no longer have to those white knuckle worries.   Today can be the day you listen to the SPIRIT OF GOD for direction.   Today, you can have the peace of all GOD has for you.


You can decide to hold HIS hand today or to once again climb on the roller coaster of fear.   It is your choice.   Try to tame that roller coaster of life or give it all to GOD and take that breath of relief.


Today’s prayer:  “JESUS, LORD, Thank YOU for keeping me off the highs and lows of life.   I want the steadiness of YOUR care and the security of YOUR loving arms.  Amen.”