Will Life Always Be Challenging?
By Mary May Larmoyeux
Is life always going to be a daily challenge?
Yes, life will always have daily challenges because we’re not in heaven yet. But there’s good news: We don’t have to carry the challenges by ourselves.
Although Creation was once perfect, Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and sin entered the world. We’re still experiencing the consequences of their sin today. Genesis 3:17b says, “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.”
But there is hope. Romans 5:8 tells us that “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God’s Spirit lives in those who put their complete trust in Jesus Christ, and that makes a big difference in how they view life.
Joshua 1:5b says, “I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
So, no matter how difficult your challenges may get, the Creator of the Universe desires to walk with you along life’s journey.
If you were going on a long trip, you’d probably pack one or two suitcases. Would you put your heavy luggage on your lap and drive yourself to the airport? Of course not. Instead you’d toss your bags into the trunk and allow the car’s powerful engine to transport them. But you and your luggage wouldn’t go anywhere if you didn’t first turn on the ignition.
While you are living in this world, the God of the Universe offers to carry your burdens. Although His power is incomprehensible, He will not force himself on you. You have to, in a sense, “turn on the ignition” and put your faith in Him.
As long as you live in this world, only you can decide who will carry your challenges each week … each day … each moment. If you want to carry life’s burdens alone, God will let you.
Someday, you will leave your earthly home for a never-ending destination. If you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, you can look forward to dwelling with God forever in heaven where there will be no challenges. Unlike Earth, it is a perfect place!
Do You Want a Relationship with God?
If you want this kind of relationship with God, pray this prayer right now:
Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you took the pain of the cross to give me new life. I ask you to come into my life and to give me your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner -- that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive you now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow you and to serve you all my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, you are now a child of God. The things of your old life have passed away and He has made all things new.
We want to join you in celebrating your new life. Please send us an e-mail to let us know that you prayed to receive Jesus as your Savior. Or you can call our Prayer Counseling Center at (800) 759-0700. A caring friend is available to talk with you and send you some resources to help you begin your walk with the Lord.
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