Don’t focus on what may be deemed as misfortunes, but instead, focus on your blessings!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.
Sometimes life can become quite overwhelming, and we may become discouraged or think that others may have an easier road to travel because our journey is filled with bumps on the road that sometimes take us off course and it’s taking a long time to get back on track.
We have so many circumstances going on in our life, that quite frankly, sometimes our trials have become too much to bear. Did you ever stop and think that there are others going through similar things in life? Don’t try to overcome them on your own, because you simply cannot. Give them to God! He will help you bear your cross. Count your blessings. Look at the good and not the bad. I don’t know if I would be able to endure your trials, but mine, with God, I surely can withstand.
A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said, “I have too heavy of a cross to bear.” The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish.”
The man was filled with relief and said, “Thank you, Lord,” and he did as he was told. Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. “I’d like that one, Lord,” he whispered.
And the Lord replied, “My son, that is the cross you just brought in.” When life’s problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.
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