When we look for the positive side of life, can we see through the crud that stands between God and that person. Crud is not about leaving a legacy for peace but rather a legacy of struggle. God is willing to bring joy and peace to all of us, but it requires a sense of joy.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. -John 3:16-18