Have you ever been in a situation where it got tough and you felt like it was impossible to get through it?  Even to a point where depression kicks in and you want to just give up on life?  And then the unthinkable.. MORE bad stuff happens!  What is up with that?  One thing after another!

Here is what I have learned…  Life has a bunch of bumps in the road and in fact the bible tells us that we are guaranteed hardships.  Really God?  That doesn’t sound like such a good deal.  But here is what we have to remember, Jesus has been through it all and even was crucified to the point of death.  Anything you are going through right now God knows how you feel because he has experienced the hurt and pain.

Hebrews 12:3-4 tells us:

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

In these times of struggle we always have Jesus’ and his example to turn to.  When we set the focus on Christ then all of our worries become less important allowing us to find joy in any situation.   It’s funny how many times I look back at my life and am thankful for God allowing me to experience that pain to grow closer to Him.  But in the storm it is hard to see that.  Hang in there and turn to Christ!


  1. Are you experiencing trials right now that you feel are too much for you? Who are you turning to for help?
  2. Are there times in your life that you can look back and see now what God did?

forgiven forgiven • October 19, 2011

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