Life is hard Sally. Do you need a hug?
Jesus told us we would have trials. He never promised an easy life. Don’t listen to the preacher telling you life walking with Jesus is going to be a cake walk. It just isn’t true.
Jesus, in the garden, sweating great drops of blood. Jesus weeping with Martha at the passing of her brother. Jesus, the compassionate, warned us of the coming trials. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We live in this place with Satan and fallen angels roaming and seeking to whom they may devour. We live in this fallen world, ravaged by sin, lies, confusion, all sorts of horrible illnesses and deep darkness. This is not a cake walk. This is a battle ground. My dear friends, life is hard. And Jesus knew it would be. But hope can still be had.
He gave us His Holy Spirit to be a comforter and guide. He came that we can have fullness of joy. And even in difficult circumstances , we can still have pure joy.
“I totally get it Sally. Some days I want to stay in bed or hide in a hole or just throw a tantrum that life. just. isn’t. easy. I am so thankful for eternal hope and the peace that only comes from walking this crazy life with the true and living God who loves me. Here. I need a hug too.” –Charise