In October this year,I got to do one of my favorite things in the world, RIDE ROLLER COASTERS! I may have officially lost some of you but try hanging in there with me.
Last week in my women’s small group we were discussing where we thought our lives were at this moment in time. A few of us said it was like a roller coaster ride. So this got me thinking about how roller coasters compare to life.
I love roller coasters! Something about the thrill of the ups and downs that prepare me for life. It reminds me that there are always going to be highs and lows, moments of excitement and moments of despair, times when you are thrown for a loop,but at the end it is always worth the ride.
Roller coasters are fast! Like life you seem to wait forever for the ride and then it is gone in an instance. Everything passes so quickly.
James 4: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Roller Coasters evoke fear! How much of our lives have we spent in fear.ALOT if you are honest. It seems to overtake us. We are worried about so many things. Fear out of respect is good but Fear with worrying can cause unnecessary pain and strife.
Isaiah 41:10‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Roller Coasters have ups and downs. Life is a series of ups and downs. You can’t appreciate the highs if you don’t feel the lows. I love the feeling inside my stomach when I start the decent down the coaster. You know you have totally lost control, but you also know you are in for a thrill! When you start back up the hill you remember the drop but you are reflective of the journey. The drops are the best parts!
1 Peter 1:6-7
So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
What about those Loops! I hate getting thrown for a loop in life but I love it on roller coasters. Funny thing about those loops, you seem to be suspended in time. When something doesn’t go your way in life you have those ” Really” disbelief moments that seem to just hang out for a while. You just know you are going to drop and descend to your death. But then you round the top and sail on through.
…Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Roller Coasters like life are worth the ride. Nothing can beat the exhilarating feeling at the end of the ride. I hope when I finish my ride in this life I have the same feeling of contentment and satisfaction.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith
So where is your life right now; Are you starting up the hill, sailing down it or being thrown for a loop? How does knowing that God is with you help you handle the ups and downs of life?
Life’s a Roller Coaster
I sit and wait in anticipation
my heart reads record palpitation
I gulp in fear.
Slowly I climb thinking this isn’t so bad
then how quickly the change…
Zoom, yikes, I have lost my insides
can’t tell my left from my right.
Up and down ,tossed around
is there an end insight.
Loop D Loop
6 times through
Fun- says who?
One more time we make the climb
then back down again.
Is this ride ever going to end?
It straightens out and comes to a stop
A smile comes across my face
I take a deep breath and hear my ears pop
Yes I have finished the Race!