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cpthegoodoldays_796907061It is impossible to bring back the past. The older we become, the fonder we are of the way things used to be.  It is a phenomenon, but as time passes we forget the bad and cling to the “Good Ol’ Days”.  Truth is, each time passes with its great things and difficult periods.  What Solomon realized was–people must be patient and trust God and allow him to carry us through this difficult but “Amazing Journey.” 

When running a race or even walking trails, we would consider people foolish–if they wanted to go back to a particular part of the course to walk it again, especially if it was because that portion was easier…Each path has the equal numbers of up and down hills.  we cannot enjoy the down hills until we have climbed the up hill–and here is a truth, the down hills pass so much more quickly than the up hills.  God calls us to “Forget what is behind and press toward what is ahead–to take hold of that for which Christ took ahold of us!” Philippians 3 :12-14.  We  must keep an eternal perspective as we live here in this life.  Otherwise, we will cling to the past and be of little use in this present period.

God Bless You

8The end of a matter is better than its beginning,and patience is better than pride.

9Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.

11Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.

12Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this:

Wisdom preserves those who have it. 13Consider what God has done:

Who can straighten what he has made crooked? 14When times are good, be happy;

but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other.

Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.