By Ryan Brousson
Life is hard. I found out this week that the school I applied to for PhD studies rejected my application. This is disappointing and not easy to take. We also see the hardness of life in the layoffs and struggles caused by the Covid19 virus.
As the psychiatrist Scott Peck says, “Life is difficult. … Once we truly know that life is difficult… life is no longer difficult.” I think Peck is correct. Once we understand that life is difficult it becomes easier. Our attitude changes to the hardships of life. We begin to roll with the punches.
Another thing that makes life easier is that we have someone looking out for us. Talking to His people, God says: ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’… ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11).
In 2 Corinthians 1, Paul says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Life is difficult, and there may not be many silver linings, it is hard to see them right now, but remember there is one who has a plan for you and your life. Even though you cannot always see it, the horizon is lined with silver.
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