Too much trials, not enough triumph?

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I’ve been noodling lately about how I come across to others, both in word and speech.

Am I too heavy?

Dwell too much on the pain?

Revel in brokenness?

On the one hand I sense God telling me to expect springtime in my soul, a holy anticipation of joy and new life.

On the other hand, I see how much beauty comes from looking back, for trusting for healing, for telling the truth about the past.

My tagline is turning trials to triumph. Is there such a thing as focusing too much on the trials instead of anticipating the triumph?

Next week I’ll explore pessimism. I welcome you to join in the conversation. But until then, let me ask you this:

How do you know in your own life when you’ve majored on trials and minored on triumphs?

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