"Life is difficult." The opening line of the book, "The Road Less Traveled" by Scott M. Peck. It has been quite a few years since I read the book. I don't remember a lot from the book but the first words left an impression upon my mind.
I don't know about you but sometimes I grow so weary with life and it's challenges...it would be so easy just to pull the covers up over my head and go back to bed. Although sleep is good it won't solve most problems.
I've been struggling with my health issues for almost 2 1/2 years. It is frustrating because there are so many things I would like to do. I volunteer to help out with a project at church, school, or the community only to discover my health issues will not allow me to participate once again. Even now as I write this the tears I try to hold back spill down my cheeks. I know this is a season in my life and it will not last forever. There are so many people who deal with far greater health problems than me.
Death, depression, disease, family issues, money problems, lack of employment, fear of terrorism, and the list goes on. I see these issues amongst my family and friends and my heart breaks for them. Sometimes the words of comfort I try to offer do not seem to be enough... I can never offer enough to anyone but I know the One(Jesus)who has given His love so we can have enough grace to face each day and the difficulties it brings.
Yes, Life is difficult, we will never escape that truth this side of heaven. But thanks be to God we have a Lord and Savior who died on the cross for our sins. So that we do not have to live an eternity in despair and brokeness.
May you find comfort in the words of these beloved hymns!
"Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But He said to me, "My Grace is suffucient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, than, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:8-10