I Smile

Nov 30, 2015  |     |   General

     I was having a discussion with a guest at the Lydia House the other day, and this question came up: “Ms. Jessica, how can you smile and be so happy when life is so hard, sad, and full of disappointments?”  I pointed to the sky, then to my heart, and then said, “Because I am loved and watched out for by my Father.”  Then I quoted these lyrics from Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile.”  They have literally been my theme song for my life:

I almost gave up, but a power that I can’t explain
Fell from Heaven like a shower
I smile, even though I hurt see, I smile
I know God is working, so I smile
Even though I’ve been here for a while
I smile, smile
It’s so hard to look up when you been down
Sure would hate to see you give up now
You look so much better when you smile, so I smile

     It’s amazing to see God use what you’ve been through to encourage others.  May I always  be willing to be His vessel.

Jessica Coffey
Volunteer Coordinator