It Could Be Worse!

T RexI hate to admit it, but one of the most terrifying movies I ever saw was Jurassic Park. It was the Tyrannosaurus rex that freaked me out.  That screech sent chills down my spine.

Every time I open an old ironing board in a hotel room, I hear the same sound and shudder.  This animal was so big, the earth shook when it walked.  And those teeth!

Only one thing could have made this monster more scary…

Arms!

T-Rex had massive legs, a humongous head, and a gigantic tail.  What was with the itty bitty arms? They say it could run fast; big deal! It couldn’t grab anything without laying on it.

So assume Mr. Rex chased a saber-toothed tiger, did a belly flop on it and grabbed it with its little arms.

Now what?

The arms were too short and the head too big to get the toothy morsel in it’s mouth.  Did T-Rex  have to ask other prehistoric animals to hold his prey while he ate it? No wonder it’s extinct.

Many times I have found myself in a predicament where I felt,”this is the worst thing that could happen to me.”  But, if I take the time get beyond my feelings and think, I soon realize it could be worse.  More than that, for many people it is worse.  We live in a world where the smallest inconvenience flings us into a fit of self pity, desperation and even rage.

Look for the blessing, my friends. If you feel scared and discouraged because you are being chased by a T-Rex, remember it could be worse.

It could have arms.

T Rex w arms

[reminder]When in a rough situation, have you ever focused on that fact that it could be worse? If so, how has that impacted your attitude?[/reminder]

Comments

  1. So true, many “self fits of pity!” It not only could be worse but is it bringing you even closer to God? In the last six months, my 13 year old daughter has been diagnosed with epilepsy. I literally have made myself sick emotionally and physically during this process. But WOW!! God has wrapped His Arms around me and He is performing His Miracles. No, the epilepsy has not gone away, BUT her Mother can’t read ENOUGH scripture and can’t seem to PRAY ENOUGH about everything, not just my daughter’s illness! ! So many “It Could be Worse” times still ahead and I anxiously await God’s interventions!!! And my days don’t seem so “ordinary” anymore.
    Love your words of encouragement Mr. Davis! Thank You!
    Marnie Keane

    1. Bless you Marnie. I need to learn the lessons I talk about. It is so easy for me to moan about the smallest and forget what He endured for me. Your comment blessed me today.

  2. Ann Voskamp’s book ” 1,000 Gifts’ has literally transformed my walk w Jesus. He is w us every minute of every day! My walk is no longer a see-saw,’ He has me , He doesn’t , He has me He doesn’t’. So when things appear to go ‘wrong’ and believe me they DO, I slow down take a deep breath and remember He is still in control!! Amazing it really works!!