Gloom, despair, and agony on me Deep, dark depression, excessive misery If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all Gloom, despair, and agony on me.
Sounds like a Hee-Haw paraphrased excerpt from Ecclesiastes penned by King Solomon. In reality that is half right.
These are in fact the lyrics from the song of the same title.. Gloom Depair and Agony on me. by Buck Owens & Roy Clark. This tune was played as part of a regular comedy sketch on the TV show Hee-Haw where hillbilly folk lamented their dire circumstances.
For those of you too young to know, or trying to forget.. Hee-Haw was a television variety show featuring country music and corny but clean humor with the fictional rural "Kornfield Kounty" as a backdrop. It aired on CBS from 1969 to 1971.
note: If you have not figured it out by now, I am your go-to source for obscure TV and movie trivia. You are all very welcome.
Gloom & Despair could also describes my mantra if I delve into my own very unattractive pity party.
All is lost, gloom and doom, and life is so bad I would feel 'lucky' to call my circumstance hopeless. I am a LOSER,
BUT.. no matter the circumstances, and/or blunders I really make (and I have made a few) I purposefully choose to put my faith in God.
If God is for us, who can be against us? Ro:31 This is easily one of greatest rhetorical questions EVER!
So instead of the worry and angst that goes along with living in this imperfect world that I contribute to so imperfectly I pray for peace and perspective from our God. Paul writes, In any circumstance I have learned the secret of being content whether well fed or hungry,, in abundance or in need.
What is contentment in any circumstance? It is AGAIN.. to love God with all your heart soul and mind and others as yourself. All of life hangs on those two commandments. - Jesus, Matthew 22:36-40
I think the Apostle Paul was the king of contentment that rose above any circumstance. No place Gloom, Despair, or Agony on me, deep dark depression, excessive misery in the eyes of Paul. Only loving God and serving others.
May God bless each of you on life's journey with a gloom and despair free attitude.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson
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