You know, life’s tough. It really is.
Among my family, friends and acquaintances, there are people who are facing all kinds of troubles. Widows. Widowers. Cancer stricken. Divorced. Struggling to come to terms with incest. Facing job loss. In constant pain. In financial need. Family turmoil. Facing death. Living with an irreversible disease. Trying to raise Godly children in an ungodly world. Caring for infirmed family members. Wayward children. Dealing with dementia. Strained relationships. Estranged children. Rejection. Business losses. Betrayal. Alcoholism.
The list goes on, and on, and on…
I’m sure you are familiar with these same things, either in your own life, or the lives of people you are close to. Life is tough, and it hurts. But that isn’t all there is to life. Far from it.
As I’ve mentioned before, we need to be careful not to let our situations, or others, define us or dictate our worth. Why? Because in God’s eyes, we are all precious and loved. Regardless of our situation.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves, and remind others, that we are God’s Beloved.
Whether we are struggling to raise our children. Facing rejection from someone we love. Not sure how in the world we are going to pay our bills. Wondering if the pain will ever stop. Whatever it is that has burdened our hearts, and makes us feel as if we are struggling up a boulder-strewn mountain, we can lay it down at Jesus’ feet. We can ask him to help us deal with it correctly, through his power.
“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.” Daniel 10:19
I wish you well.
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