Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Good old Days

 I love the yester era dress and simpleness. 
Things seem so much slower and less hectic then these current days do.  Sometimes we long for the simpler times. 
The problems of the past seem like they would be so much easier to deal with then our problems are today. 
I have heard Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles tell stories of the past that seem so fascinating. 
I have heard people say so many times that they miss the good old days.
When the pressures seem to be pressing in we sometimes ask ourselves, what happened? 
How did I get to this place where I am at?

I myself have thought back to when I was a child and a youth remembering how life seemed easier.  Things seemed so much cheaper, I did not have the responsibilities of finances etc. as well as the world seemed so much more innocent then it does now.
Sometimes the good old days seem better before we lost a loved one, lost a job, got sick...
We think we would love to go back to _______ .
However, no matter how fond that memory or time seemed we cannot go back.


Then I came upon this verse the other day.

Say not, "Why were the former days better than these?"
For it is not from wisdom that we ask this.
Ecclesiastes 7:10

We may not be able to change what is or has happened or the circumstances we are in but we can change the way we think about them.

If we compare then with now it is easier to remember the past as such a great or better time because our memory is selective. 

When circumstances seem overwhelming instead of comparing it would be better to look upward instead of backwards and in the looking upward to God we can find HOPE in Him.

When we look to God and into His word we can realize that today is better than Yesterday.
After all God has brought us to where we are today.
And God is good ALL the time.
God has a purpose and a plan for everything.

Hope is not in the future nor is it lost in the past, True Hope can only be found in the Lord.

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7 comments:

Kara Plank said...

well said! when we say "things used to be better," we give the impression that our children do not have as bright a future as we did... That verse is a good one for sure!

Far Above Rubies said...

So very true. And well said!!

Thanks for linking up to Domestically Divine.

Love hearing from you.

A Restful Place said...

Amen! This blessed me this morning!

Blessings!

joyfilled said...

Ah...thank you so much for the verse reminder. I DEFINITELY find myself reminiscing of days I didn't even experience, but wish I lived in. LOL I tend to feel like it's so hard to go "back to the basics" these days (just because it's so drastically "against the flow") and so I often wish I were living back in the late 1800's or something. ;) But yes, good post, and much needed reminder for me!

Faye Henry said...

Thank you for sharing that verse.. It is so true that we sometimes look back but God is the same today as He was back then..
Blessings..

Graciously Given said...

I love this blog. Yesterday I wrote and titled my new blog entry "The good ol Days" I was looking back and often wish I grew up in the 50's. Things just seem much less stressful. Prices were so different! I have sometimes felt guilty for wishing I lived in another time. Thanks for this!

Pamela said...

Good advice, Angie -- changing the way we think about circumstances. "Hope is not in the future nor is it lost in the past. True hope can only be found in the Lord." That needs to be framed on the wall!

Blessings,
Pamela

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