Ecclesiastes 7:14  New Living Translation (NLT)

14 Enjoy prosperity while you can,

    but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God.

    Remember that nothing is certain in this life.

My Mom always said:  “God hasn’t brought you this far to let you down now!”

But what IF I feel let down!?  Romans 8 says that everything works to the good of those who love God….my paraphrase.  As a believer, I cannot be discouraged by the “wind and waves” of this life and possibly not be too excited about success…God can be “in the middle” of both.

New Living Translation (NLT)

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