Sorrow Looks Back, Faith Looks Up.

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can’t tell many times people have encouraged me to look back, crawl in a hole, and be sad and bitter. It seems the easy thing to do, but not the right thing.

We all have worries. They come in many forms — health, financial concerns, family issues, work-related, etc., some self imposed and some emphasized by others. Sometimes it seems worries are all around and about to engulf us. Time after time friends encouraged me to worry about the future, but time teach us worries and problems can’t eat us.

So what remains, what has always been, and what will always be there in the future — faith and God’s love. When the voices of worry and the past overwhelm listen to Emerson. Look up and all will be well.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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