Tuesday, June 21, 2011

“safety or suffering?”

"Life" has been a big topic on my mind this week. the struggles, the temptations, the downfalls. i read a post tonight about life. about how hard it is. how it will be okay even when it doesn't seem so, urging us to push on and smile through the tears. it talked about struggles and there always being someone worse off than yourself.

some people look at struggles and say, 'this sucks!' or 'why would god do this to me?' the fact that you are saying, 'why?' is exactly why. God wants us to need him. yeah, it's great that he's there, but there is a fine line between 'God being there' and 'needing God there'. what if we all spent every second, every minute of our life in enjoyment? what kind of life would that be? if you are thinking a pretty dang good one, i advise you to rethink it. the struggles, the challenges, are all a part of god's plan.

yeah, sure it's hard. but if life wasn't hard what would be the fun of living it.

struggle has been something i've been praying for lately. not against it but for it. honestly, i haven't ever had much struggle in my life while growing up. god's been good to help me along, occasionally slipping and falling but always getting back up. i want to break and cry out to God. i want to need nothing more but him. the battles we face draw us closer to the Lord--they fix our hearts on what should be our focus.

I want to struggle. I want to get my hands dirty . I want to be so “in love” with him, that nothing else matters.

”Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” -Helen Keller

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