Jo’s Journal: Just "Do the Next Right Thing" Even When You’re Lost

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Just "Do the Next Right Thing" Even When You’re Lost

by Joanne Troppello

My husband and I recently went to see the movie Frozen II with my sister, her girls, and our family. The movie was very good. Of course, I found an important take-away from the movie that I wanted to share.

[If you haven’t yet seen the movie, you probably don’t want to continue reading.]

The character, Anna was distraught after Olaf, the snowman melted in her arms. She was in a cave and very upset, feeling very alone and didn’t know what to do next.

She needed to dig deep inside to find the strength to keep moving and save her sister and right wrongs that were done in the past.

She remembered the words, “do the next right thing,” that were said by Pabbie the Troll.

Check out this video to see her singing her way through her despair.

How I Related to this Scene

Later on at home, I talked to my husband and asked how he enjoyed the movie. He liked it and especially enjoyed spending time with family. We both loved how our nieces dressed up in their Elsa dresses and were so excited.

I shared with him that this scene truly touched me because of our current circumstances. We have been dealing with a huge mountain in our lives for years. We are only recently starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I know that God has been with us through it all. It is only by His grace that we are making it each day. His mercies are new each morning. We have dealt with our own despair—not knowing where or how to get through the difficult circumstances.

The reason this scene spoke to me is because I have been feeling the same way recently and have felt like God is guiding us step by step.

We cannot see the way out, but He is showing us the “next right thing” to do.

I am not ashamed to admit that I nearly cried during this part of this movie. Not because I was sad about what was happening to the characters, but because of how I related to it. See the lyrics below.

“This grief has a gravity. It pulls me down, but a tiny voice whispers in my mind ‘You are lost, hope is gone, but you must go on and do the next right thing.’”

“Can there be a day beyond this night? I don’t know anymore what is true. I can’t find my direction, I’m all alone. The only star that guided me was you.”

God was guiding us and continues to guide us each day. Have you ever felt such despair? What got you through to the other side of those circumstances?


About the Author

Joanne Troppello Publisher of Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.

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