Struggles and challenges can cart along a whole truckload of anxiety and anxious thoughts if I allow them entry. But here’s a truth, friend: Easy Street is always closed. Effortless living isn’t a thing. Obstacles, annoyances, and challenges exist.
It feels like some seasons contain more of them. It even looks like some people bear bigger burdens. But no one escapes and our friend Jesus tells us to expect trouble. Does it feel disheartening to think that all through life we will be faced with some set of struggles, skirmishes, or strife? Perhaps.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, ESV)
The truth is more than just the reality of our individual struggles. The truth tells us, “Whatever struggle we’re facing, we are not alone.” We are shoulder to shoulder in this struggle highway. I may break my stride and I may fall and you may not right now, but we are all battling a struggle.
What’s a struggle you are facing right now?