A reader told me that she saw a water, fire, and restoration company truck driving around her town with the logo, “Like it never happened,” emblazoned on its side. In thinking about bad experiences tempting us to feel despondent at times, she mentally reworded the slogan to read, “Live like it never happened.”
What freedom this motto for life can bring!
God gave us all a super good life to live. It’s a life filled with love, peace, dominion, health, productive activity, and profitable action. It’s a progressive life that experiences the ever-unfolding goodness of God taking on infinitely expansive and broader forms.
Unexpected loss, disaster, disease, failed relationships, feelings of depression, and any other sensation of lack, would question God’s goodness and tempt thought into believing suffering is the norm. But this is temporal illusion. It seems real to the thought that believes it, but with a spiritual perspective, it is overcome and demonstrated over with the goodness of God that never fails, never runs out, is never destroyed, or lost.
Complete restoration is possible. We can prove that our good is spiritual and always with us. We can continue to experience our wholeness and completeness as children of God and move on with no weight of despair or sense of lack.
With God, we can live like it never happened.
“I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me…Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name” (Psalm 30:1,4, NLT).