The endings of Hollywood movies have ingrained in American minds that life should conclude in a certain way. Unfortunately, film and reality are miles apart. Subsequently, more and more individuals feel the crippling effects of sleepless nights caused by days which end far from what each expected.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps, Proverbs 16:9.
After losing my teaching position 5 years ago, I transitioned into screen writing based upon the advice of a former co-worker. Three complete scripts later my initial goal is to sell one my these scripts before I reach 55; then write a script a year in retirement. Despite my desires, an unexpected eye condition may put my own plan on hold or cancel it completely.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, Matthew 11:28.
When things don’t go your way or days end in heart break, there’s only one place to turn. Carrying around all your burdens, pain and worry will wear you out. Therefore, do let trials suck out your joy for life. Instead, go to the Lord in prayer so that Jesus will replace your burden with peace.
by Jay Mankus