There was a story in Guideposts magazine about an old flower lady who sold flowers. On the Monday after Easter, someone stopped to buy flowers. The flower lady was smiling; her wrinkled old face was alive with some inner joy. And the lady said to her, “You sure look happy this morning.” “Why not?” the flower lady replied, “Everything is good.”
She was dressed in shabby clothes. She looked unkept, poor and old. “You’ve been sitting here for so many years, and everyday you’re smiling. You wear your troubles well,” the lady said. To which the flower lady replied, “You can’t reach my age and not have troubles, but it’s kind of like Jesus and Good Friday. When Jesus was crucified, that was the worst day for the whole world.
And when I get troubles, I remember that. And then I think of what happened only three days later—Easter, and Jesus was raised from the dead. So when I get troubles, I’ve just learned to wait three days. Somehow everything begins to get all right again.”
» Have you got troubles? Don’t give up too soon. Give God a chance to help you. Remember His word, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”