Every rose has it’s thorn. What a sad way to live, but many of us live this way. We fail to see the beauty in things because we are complaining about the ugly part of it. Something good happens in our lives and we start wondering when the bad will happen.
We look at someone and because the way we look we automatically think they are not a good person. We don’t look for the beauty inside of them. We think because someone is attractive that there isn’t an ugliness inside of them. Most of us have both, beauty and ugliness. It’s what we choose to show the world that makes people see us for the rose or the thorn.
We are not all okay. We all have thorns. Yet, so many of us choose to only love the roses. Anyone can love a rose, but can you love a thorn?
I have thorns and the last few days I have been letting them get the best of me. It’s crazy how one day we can be on top of the world and the next be in the dirt but that is life. My Jesus had to wear a crown of thorns to save me from these thorns I carry around. It’s a lot easier said than done but I keep fighting my way back to the rose. I know I will get there, it just may not be today. I know God will get me through it and use these times to strengthen me in the future.
I don’t even know why I am down. Maybe it’s just that time of year. Where I start to see the ugliness and not the beauty. Maybe it’s just the weather changing. I know God is with me and sees me and loves me. I know he loves the ugly, the weak,the thorns, the least of these. He loves me when I am like this. I know I need to see the blessings in these times, for they are all around me.
It’s just whether I choose to see the roses or the thorns.
Songs about roses:
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn by Poison –
Black Roses by Clare Bowen –
Blue Roses by Flyleaf –
Buy Me A Rose by Kenny Rogers –
The Rose by Bette Midler –