“Life is not meant to be easy” I was told as a little girl, I didn’t believe it then but now I do. I think the reason life isn’t always easy is because if it were we would never be grateful. Life has good times and bad times for a reason. I’m learning to be grateful for the struggles and use them to propel me forward. Im learning that there is always something to be grateful for, even in the most painful or uncomfortable moments; like childbirth. I’m learning to choose contentment and joy over dwelling on my frustration and complaining when that’s what I feel like doing. I’m learning that what I feel like doing isn’t usually what I should be doing. I’m learning that God has a purpose for the pain we face in life. I’m learning to rely on the Holy Spirit every moment of every day. I’m learning to always wear love ❤️ and always forgive no matter how much it hurts. I’m learning to always be patient and always trust God. Like I said, I’m learning….
“Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.”
1 Peter 4:1-2 MSG
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
James 1:2-5 NIV