We’ve all heard it…”Life is so hard!” Not only have I heard it, but I’ve also said it. However, in actuality, LIFE is not hard. What’s hard is DEATH. From the time we are born, we are dying. Correct? The longer we live, the closer we get to a physical death.
When people cry and complain that life is hard, what they’re really saying is that fighting against “death” is hard. There are many happy moments in all of our lives: falling in love, getting married, having children, doing and succeeding at what God has called us to do, and on and on. Then there are those moments that are seemingly so unbearable, being a care giver of a loved one that is soon to die, going through a divorce, loving your children so much and not being able to help them because they won’t heed your advice, which has been achieved only by experience, watching your child being deployed overseas to defend our country, watching your parent deteriorate day by day, being torn down by those that “supposedly” love you, being told how bad of a person you are, and the list goes on and is different for each and every person.
So what does a person do? The first thing we, as Christians, must do, is:
1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
We have to learn to let things go! My favorite verse is Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” Only He knows what is the answer to the issues that truly concern me. What I think is the answer is not the answer! Only He has the answer.
Something else that is imperative is to stop tearing others down. Sometimes all we care about is to “prove” ourselves. We’d rather be right, or should I say, make it appear we are right, rather than strive for peace, instead of turmoil. Who really cares if we are right if it means being hurt constantly? I’d rather have peace than be right!
Romans 14:19 – “So let’s try as hard as we can to do what will bing peace. Let’s do whatever will help each other grow stronger in faith.”
Are we truly trying to help “others” be better? How selfish of a people we are! The Lord Jesus came to serve others. Why do we think we shouldn’t do the same?
There is a scripture that is considered the “golden rule”. Maybe we should heed what the Lord says:
Matthew 7:12 – “Do for others what you would want them to do for you.”